Last week, the Franklin Police Department (FPD) released the newest addition to its fleet–a 3-cylinder smart car.
This smart car will be used by the Department’s civilian Parking Enforcement Officer to patrol downtown-area streets and City parking garages. While assisting Main Street motorists and visitors, FPD’s Parking Enforcement Officer will be on the lookout for violations of the City’s parking ordinances. The smart is said to average around 34 mpg in an urban environment.
“In keeping with Mayor Moore’s sustainability goals, we will continue to seek fuel-efficient alternatives when available,” said Cheif Davide Rahinsky. “This will include greater use of our Segways, bicycles, motorcycles, mounted, and foot patrols whenever practical.”
Picture above shows the new FPD smart car next to an FPD Dodge Charger.