TWO cars impounded by police are about to help train State Emergency Service volunteers in crash rescue techniques.
Tasmania Police district support services acting Inspector Andrew Keane said yesterday one car was impounded after the Summerhill driver was caught repeatedly hooning and the other was forfeited after a crash on the Frankford Highway.
The cars were yesterday at the Launceston police garage to be handed to the SES for training.
Acting Inspector Keane said the cars, which had been in dangerous situations, would be used to improve road safety.
SES Northern regional officer Oliver Breeze said the cars would soon be taken apart using the jaws of life.
Mr Breeze said the SES had seven road accident units across the North and volunteers were trained to extract people from cars.
He said the work of the volunteers was highly skilled, so they needed constant training and there was a continuing demand for cars to take apart in training.
SES volunteers will give a car-extraction demonstration at the Exeter Show.