Article in the Telegraph
"Tests found some police vehicles carrying two hefty officers are within 14 stone of legal weight limits.
That means they can only carry one suspect in the back of the car and if two people are arrested the officers would have to radio for another vehicle.
Overweight police cars may not be insured if they are involved in an accident and officers could be left open to legal action by suspects injured in an a crash.
Officers could also be fined for driving an overloaded vehicle on the roads and there are concerns that the weight burden could affect the handling and stopping distances of patrol cars.
One force, Lothian and Borders, has already decided that only one passenger can be carried in the back of some of its vehicles because they are close to legal weight limits.
The standard patrol car is a 1.6-litre Ford Focus or a 1.3-litre Vauxhall Astra. In addition to police officers the cars are weighed down by equipment like computers, cameras, fire extinguishers, stingers, metal road signs and body armour."
Like all other fat people, fat police officers are fat because they are not being told the truth about what causes obesity and the best ways to reduce it their excess weight.
Obesity is NOT caused by overeating and/or inactivity. It is caused by fluid retention, frequently because of taking prescribed medications, especially steroids such as prednisolone, prednisone and HRT, and anti-depressants such as amitriptyline/Elavil. (When doctors prescribe drugs that cause sodium retention and water retention they should warn the patient not to eat salt, or food containing salt, while taking the medication. When they do not give this warning, the inevitable consequence is considerable weight gain.)
Obesity can be easily reduced by seriously reducing your salt/sodium intake and eating plenty of fruit and fresh vegetables. It is important not to restrict calories. - 'Slimming' or 'dieting' is unnecessary, ineffective and often harmful.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
And see Sodium in foods and
Associated health conditions and
See FAT RETENTION