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LA Sheriff Dept. tests cars on Fontana track

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were putting the pedal to the metal Thursday. But they weren't chasing bad guys. They were testing the cars of the future on a track in Fontana.At the end of the course, the cars are checked and data are passed along to manufacturers to help improve cars.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. says it knows durable cars because it uses cars under extreme conditions, sometimes in 24- to 48-hour stretches.

Two new vehicles, the Chevrolet Caprice and the Dodge Charger, will soon replace the outgoing vehicles.