Why don't cop cars have wheel covers or hub caps?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    cuz they might b flyin off in a chase n not only that it might cause some damage n hurt soembody

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  • 1 decade ago

    To begin with, I'm not a cop but have a reasonably inteligent answer for you. Cops often get into an emergency situation and often times these call for high speeds and/or sharp quick turns so the question I pose to you is; Would you want a wheel cover or hub cap coming at you at 80 miles an hour? Furthermore, the cost of replacing them could get pretty expensive. GOD BLESS.

    Source(s): COMMON SENSE?
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    some do . but the ones that dont have had them removed for two reason the first it that when driving at high speeds and making hard turns a hub cap may come off .

    the second is that they need to check the lug nuts each day or more often if they have left there car someplace unwatched as someone may loosen them .

    still one more reason is because the car is a comercial motor vechicle and in some states and prov. that means a circle check must be done each day and that includes checking that all the nuts are on and tight.

    Source(s): class az driver
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  • Sir J
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    They have hub caps not wheel covers. Wheel covers cost more and they come off during high-speed cornering.

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  • 1 decade ago

    To a point, it is cheaper to not have to replace the occasional lost hubcap. However, they weren't discontinued because of high speed cornering as a primary reason. The main reason they were discontinued is so our brakes can cool faster. As your brakes heat up you loose braking efficiency. Without going into a lot of details, rapid deceleration is not only a safety concern but also a useful technique in high-speed driving.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably come flying off during a high speed chase. Probably an easy target for somebody wanting to steal them so they can get back at the police. Cost of replacing them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Same reason cop cars ain't on 22's with "spinnaz"..they're unnecessary for their line of work. Maybe if they legalized prostitution and took a cut, they could justify gold rims.

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  • 1 decade ago

    According to the website below:

    "To reduce the risk of third-party damage during high speed pursuits."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most of the cars where I work had them at one time. Unfortunately they do not hold up well in our line of work. We either take them off or they "fall" off.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hubcaps could become dangerous weapons as they go flying off the car during a pursuit

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