Land Rover has signed a fleet deal with Highways England to supply 70 Discovery vehicles.
The Discoverys have been modified for the needs of traffic officers, including a roof-mounted light array, programmable rear LED board, a Battenburg livery and a cavernous reinforced load area.
Traffic officers have to carry over 600kg of equipment, including lights, traffic cones and safety barriers and the vehicles are often called into action to rescue stranded vehicles.
The Land Rover Discovery SE 3.0 Sd6 models will be in service with Highways England for roughly four years, with each expected to cover around 250,000 miles on England’s motorways and major highways.
According to Land Rover, the Discovery SE 3.0 Sd6 models will be in service with Highways England for roughly four years, with each expected to cover around 250,000 miles on England’s motorways and major highways.
Scott Dicken, Jaguar Land Rover sales director, said: “The Land Rover Discovery has always been the ultimate in versatility, comfort and ability. For fifteen years it has been a trusted workhorse for Highways England, and it gives me great pleasure to see the latest generation Discovery continuing that legacy. Highways England works tirelessly to keep England’s motorists moving and we are proud that this fleet of Land Rover Discoverys 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.”
Nick Harris, Executive Director of Operations at Highways England, added: “Having the right equipment and vehicles for our traffic officers is essential. It allows us to deliver the high levels of customer service and support drivers expect from us while we work to keep England’s motorways and major A-roads running smoothly round the clock. These new vehicles will be valuable addition to our fleet and we are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover.”