Prince Charles’ Bulletproof Bentley

After protests occurred in London tied to a recent increase in public college tuition fees, security surrounding Britain’s Prince Charles has increased.  Among the new measures: Reinforcements to his Bentley. 

The bomb-proof vehicle, valued at $235,000, is outfitted with bulletproof glass.  According to published reports, the car also includes GPS tracking and armor plating.

What’s interesting is that the bullet resistant glass used in vehicles like the Prince’s Bentley might be one way, meaning it will stop a bullet from coming into the car, but not stop a bullet from being shot from within the vehicle.

It’s not unusual for dignitaries to ride in vehicles protected by bulletproof glass.  In fact, The Presidential State Car of the United States is outfitted with bulletproof glass.

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