South Yorkshire Police will fit all of its vehicles with parking sensors to reduce the amount of money spent fixing the damage to it cars caused by low-speed accidents.
The force spends an average of £60,000 a year mending cars that that have been damaged while being parked. Pricing for the new sensors has not been released.
Martin Whysall, South Yorkshire Police’s fleet manager, said, "Police station yards were not necessarily designed for cars and they can be tight in terms of space."
Police forces across the country spend significant amounts on fixing damaged cars.
In the year until April 2010, Merseyside Police spent £205,403 on repairing crashed cars.
Humberside Police buys cars with reversing sensors as standard, whereas North and West Yorkshire police already add parking sensors to the larger vehicles in their fleets.