When leaving, be careful with the masked police car. Police increased the fleet of disguised cars.
At first glance, a masked vehicle is a police vehicle that looks like a normal car and you cannot tell if it is a police car, but rather a passenger car.
Beware, these days there are masked police cars everywhere, masked police cars are used to suppress speed violations, using cell phones, crossing yellow lanes and crossing red traffic lights or accelerating to pass when traffic lights turn red. It is also widely used by police investigators.
It’s hard for you to know if there’s a masked police car behind or near you, so be careful.
Obviously, if you watch your speed and drive safely, you won’t get caught. I even saw masked cars fine a passenger car in Nagoya City, Toyota and Okazaki.
The frequênciamost commonly used car models for disguised police cars are domestic sedans, Crown, Mark X, Subaru, Skyline, Legacy, Impreza, Crown Royal, Athlete S or G, and Mercedes-Benz. The most used colors in masked cars are black, white and silver. Regardless of model or color, the masked police car is a secret high-speed car.
Usually the Masked Car is driven by two police officers, wearing police clothes, so if you see two people sitting in the front seats in the blue uniform of a domestic car, it’s very likely masked police cars.
Basically, there is no case where there is only one person in the driver’s seat, there are usually two, but it’s hard to say as most masked cars use tinted windows so the interior of the car cannot be seen, so the police cannot be noticed. Therefore, you also need to be careful about domestic cars with movies.
The increase in masked police cars is not just in cities, on the express highways (Kōsokudōro) there are also many masked cars.
If you see an Athlete’s Crown on the highway, you might suspect it’s a masked police car. That’s because the Crown is the only Japanese car that was developed as a masked police car and was designated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as a model. The appearance is the same as the Royal / Athletes series, and it’s hard to distinguish it from vehicles in general, so be careful.