Public transport is not only buses and trams, it is also a whole fleet of supporting vehicles – technical emergency cars, emergency cars of the Traffic Headquarters, tugs, accident cranes, vans and passenger cars. The Accident Committee is a body of a communication company (usually subordinated to the Traffic Headquarters), which deals with the examination of emergency events (accidents, collisions) involving the company’s vehicles or which affect the proper operation of public transport in the city. The cars used by the Committee are equipped with priority signals, and the members of the Committee have the appropriate permissions for emergency traffic management.
In the 1990s, the fleet of the Traffic Headquarters within Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK, Municipal Transport Company) in Wrocław was modernised, replacing the old Fiat 125p cars with Polonez cars, which served for almost a decade. Cars of red or maroon colour with an orange stripe along the body were equipped with an Elektra LZ signal beam with blue and red (sometimes yellow) lights and an Elfir Zura PS-100R sound modulator, through which voice messages can be made. Radio communication with the Traffic Headquarters was ensured by the modern, for those times, Radmor 3043/3 radios of domestic origin. Polonez cars were replaced by new Daewoo Lanos cars at the beginning of the 21st century.
The vehicle in the Club’s collection is a replica, rebuilt on the basis of archival photos and memories of former and current employees of the MPK Wrocław Traffic Headquarters. It is a Polonez Caro 1.6 GLI from 1996 in the L46 colour (dark red).
FSO Polonez – a passenger car produced by Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (FSO, Passenger Car Factory) in Warsaw from mid-1978 to April 2002. It was created as the successor of the Polish Fiat 125p. During the entire production period, the car underwent several major modernisations. At the end of the 1980s, work on a new version of the Polonez began, and in the middle of 1991, the production of the Caro model started, with almost 270 constructional and design changes.