Police car part parts are going strong.
That’s according to a new report from the company that provides them.
The report was released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which says the APTA has been tracking police car parts and the number of parts that are being recycled for over 50 years.
While there has been a significant decline in the use of police car components, APTA reports that in 2017, the number one source of police parts and components was for police departments nationwide.
“Police vehicles are used by more than 4 million people per year in the U.S. with more than 1.7 million of these vehicles currently on the road,” the report said.
“For every police vehicle, there are more than 500,000 police components, which account for more than one-fifth of all the police vehicles in the nation.”
It says police vehicles have contributed $15.6 billion to the economy, and that the vehicles can be recycled into a wide range of products, from police equipment to spare parts and even cars.
The APTA report also noted that police car makers have made a significant contribution to public safety through their investments in new technology.
“The automotive sector has contributed to public health by reducing deaths, serious injuries, property damage and greenhouse gas emissions, APTAs report said, adding that police equipment is also a major contributor to environmental stewardship, including through the reduction of carbon emissions.