Watch out for unmarked police vehicles when driving in South Korea

Watch out for unmarked police vehicles when driving in South Korea

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

Police cars in South Korea are pretty easy to spot. These blue and white vehicles have a large red and blue light bar mounted to the roof and large text on the sides of in both Korean and English identifying them as police.

Like in the States, Korea also has unmarked police cars. These do not have any of the obvious signage and police lights, allowing them to blend in as a regular sedan in traffic. This type of vehicle was introduced into the highway police force in 2016 and has recently extended to regular roads.

Though you may not recognize an unmarked police car, it is good to assume that they are in traffic with you when you hit the road. As always, follow traffic laws and drive safely!


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