Safety Concerns Over Philly's City-Issued Vehicles


A two-month long investigation by ABC 6 in Philadelphia exposed serious concerns about the safety of the city's public servants, some whose lives may be at risk because they're unknowingly driving city-issued vehicles with serious safety recalls.


Most of us have some idea if the car we are driving has an existing safety issue.

But we've found the hundreds of Philadelphia city cars have open recalls, driven by police officers, members of the fire department and medical response teams.

While they are risking their lives to protect you, we're asking the city if they are doing enough to make sure these city employees are safe.

The City of Philadelphia has about 6,000 car in its fleet, from fire trucks to police cruisers, trash trucks and more.

But an Action News investigation has found some of those cars, including the detail driving Mayor Jim Kenney, could be an accident waiting to happen.


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