Improved Highly Visible Liveries for New Police Vehicles
A new breed of latest technology petrol driven vehicles has been clearly visible on the streets of London for the past year or so, following the decision by the City of London Police to use Nikkalite® Flexible Crystal Grade retroreflective and fluorescent liveries supplied by leading traffic and transport solutions provider Rennicks UK. One of the first vehicles to take on the fleet’s new way forward is the New Ford Mondeo Police Dog Section unit (pictured).
As part of the City of London Police’s programme to replace its diesel fleet with new, more environmentally-friendly and cost effective lower emission vehicles, the new fleet will feature enhanced liveries fully compliant to current standards and with excellent long-lasting retro-reflectivity at all angles.
Arend Mouton, City of London Police Fleet Manager said, “The move to unleaded fuelled vehicles in this category is a big step in reducing our NOx emissions and part of the City of London Police’s drive to improve air quality without compromising the effectiveness and purpose of the unit’s role.”
“It’s also very important for our vehicles to be seen clearly by other road users in an emergency situation to ensure their speedy and safe passage. For this reason, we selected Rennicks to supply Nikkalite® materials – not only because they are competitively priced, easy to install and decommission but more importantly for the outstanding visibility both day and night in all weather conditions.”
Already used on a number of emergency vehicle fleets around the UK, Nikkalite® Crystal Grade is a flexible microprismatic retroreflective sheeting designed for emergency vehicle liveries complying with the Home Office Scientific Development Branch High-Conspicuity Livery Specification PSDB 14/04.
For Rennicks UK, Nic Richell, National Sales Manager for Vehicle Livery Materials said, “Nikkalite® Crystal Grade is strong and reliable with exceptional day and night time contrast colours and is guaranteed for 10 years when supplied and applied via our network of approved material converters. This is this the first time we have worked with City of London Police and we are committed to developing the relationship by providing good quality products at an affordable price with excellent technical support. Ensuring our emergency service fleets stand out to the best of their ability is key to maintaining safety for both the fleet involved and the public alike. Nikkalite® Crystal Grade allows Fleet Managers peace of mind knowing they are using high class materials that perform in all light and weather conditions.”
To find out more about Nikkalite® from Rennicks, call Nic Richell on 01928 579966 or visit www.rennicksuk.com.