Because you never know who you may be following.
I was heading home from work Wednesday evening at around 5:00. I prefer taking the county roads over the main highways, to avoid all the traffic. I turn onto my normal road and get behind this very weird looking black vehicle. Think of a cross between a small delivery truck, and an suv. Where the tailgate/rear door should have been it was wide open. I kept seeing weird little flashing red lights up near the front where the instrument panel would be. (and NO I wasn't following that close, these were just really bright lights) As we got closer to the one and only four way stop, the truck/suv (whatever it was) turned on it's right blinker. I figured here was my chance to catch whatever the heck make/model this little crossbred mutant was. I never did get close enough to catch what it was, but I got an eyeful as they turned. Emblazoned on the side of the creature, in big, bold, bright letters was the following......... GBPD S.W.A.T.
You never know what you're going to see on the roads now a days. We were in a totally different county than they belonged to. And nearly 30 miles from their home city. Turns out they come up here to train on the ranges.
This isn't the first time I have seen police vehicles from another area way up here. That one was just the strangest.
A couple of times I have met up with an Appleton cruiser at the four way stop. But at least his vehicle doesn't look like the design engineer had a little too much to drink while he was working. But I am sure it was designed that way for a reason. Someday I may even figure out why :D