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Firestone Police Tire Tops Magazine Test

Bridgestone Americas’ Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit police tire took top honors in recent testing by Police Fleet Manager magazine.

Tire Rack partnered with Police Fleet Manager to test OE and replacement pursuit tires in several categories: ABS braking on dry pavement, ABS braking on wet pavement, vehicle dynamics on a dry road course and vehicle dynamics on a wet road course. For each of these instrument-measured areas of performance, each test driver was asked to complete a subjective impression assessment for each tire.

Overall results, in which the Firehawk GT Pursuit ranked first, were based on all four objective measurements plus all four subjective impressions, as well as wet and dry results.

In addition to leading the competition as Police Fleet Manager’s “clear, stand-alone overall winner of the 2009 test,” the Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit took top rankings in the objective measurements of wet slalom speeds (transient response) and wet stopping distances. The Firehawk GT Pursuit also placed first in the subjective driver assessment ratings of wet steering response and wet braking traction. (Tire Review/Akron)

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