The Philadelphia Police Department is getting a new fleet of patrol vehicles that include a feature any motorist stuck at a traffic light would envy.
The department announced Monday it will receive 150 new patrol vehicles that come equipped with technology that allows an officer to trip a traffic signal and change it to green when the car's emergency lights are on. The police cars will also come with ballistic shields on the doors and windows.
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The department will receive 100 of the vehicles by mid-December and get the remaining 50 by March. They will include sedans, SUVs and patrol wagons.
The first shipment is heading to a police district in west Philadelphia.