A 160 MPH Ambulance May Not Be a Great Idea

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Response Times

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Paramedics in Dubai soon may have a much faster way to reach accidents: a Lotus Evora that can hit 162 mph. If Dubai’s hulking ambulances take about eight minutes to respond to an emergency, a sports car that’s twice as fast can get there in half the time, right?

That seems to be the thinking in the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates, which is seriously considering using an Evora and a pair of Ford Mustangs as emergency response vehicles, getting a paramedic and his equipment to scene to stabilize a patient before the slower ambulance arrives.

“We can handle all kinds of emergencies” Zaid Al Mamari, a paramedic with the government-run Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, told The National. The plan is to start by showcasing the Evora in tourist areas, then move on to deploying it, though Al Mamari did not say when.


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