Thrillseekers in Las Vegas can enjoy a real-life police car chase – and it is all totally legal.
The Police Chase Experience Las Vegas officially opened on January 19 with a ceremony hosted by American actor Erik Estrada (pictured above) from the historic TV series Chips. It uses the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Emergency Vehicle Obstacle Course (EVOC) and the chase procedure incorporates many parts of actual training programs used by Las Vegas police. Drivers are taught by former LVMPD law enforcement training staff. Chases take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The company behind the tourist attraction says guests can drive an actual police car with lights and sirens or a getaway car, as they chase their friends in a high-speed pursuit – or until they get spun out in a Pit Maneuver. Or, they can enjoy all the thrills from the passenger seat if they don’t want to drive themselves.
“Police Chase Experience allows visitors from all over the world to enjoy the fantasy chase of a lifetime,” said a spokesman for the venture. “If you’ve always wanted to round up the bad guys with your lights flashing and sirens blaring, here’s your chance. Think you can outrun the opposition…. let’s see you try. Getting caught is half the fun!”
Police Chase Experience Las Vegas is the only provider of police pursuit and intervention driving tactics available to the general public in the US.