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Commentary: ND Highway Patrol says black patrol cars are safer, but that doesn’t make sense

The North Dakota Highway Patrol announced this week that the’d be transitioning their fleet of patrol vehicles from being predominantly white to predominantly black.

Not particularly noteworthy news, except when you consider their justification for doing so.

“Black vehicles will enhance the safety of the motoring public as well our officers, because they are easier to see during white-out conditions,” NDHP Colonel Mike Gerhart said in a press release announcing the change.

That doesn’t make any sense.

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