Land Rover has handed over the first of a new fleet of Discovery vehicles to Highways England.
Seventy Discovery models have been specially modified for the needs of traffic officers, including a roof-mounted light array, programmable rear LED board, iconic Battenburg livery and a reinforced load areas.
The Land Rover Discovery SE 3.0 Sd6 models will be in service with Highways England for around four years, with each expected to cover around 250,000 miles on England’s motorways and major highways.
Traffic officers have to carry more than 600kg of equipment, including lights, traffic cones and safety barriers, as well as tow stranded vehicles.
Scott Dicken, Jaguar Land Rover sales director, said: “Highways England works tirelessly to keep England’s motorists moving and we are proud that this fleet of Land Rover Discovery’s has been chosen to keep the team mobile and equipped with everything they need to take on the toughest challenges whatever the location, whatever the conditions.”
The Highways England Land Rover Discovery partnership was born from Jaguar Land Rover’s status as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Services vehicle purchase framework, which sees Jaguar Land Rover supplying vehicles to numerous Government agencies including UK police forces.