Michigan State Police test brakes at Grattan Raceway.
BELDING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police have the unique privilege of testing the future police cars for the entire nation.
At Grattan Raceway, Michigan State Police are looking for how well the cars accelerate, handle turns, and maneuvers. The cars aren't the usual vehicles you'd see on the show room floor. They're designed just for police pursuits.
The cars go around the race track eight times, and the best five times around the track are recorded. Those numbers are then sent out to police agencies all across the nation-- helping them figure out which vehicle is best for their department.
Michigan State Police have held the honor of testing cars for several decades, and plan to uphold the tradition.