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Was driving home along the motorway when I noticed an unmarked Police car behind me. Convinced I was being followed, I slowed down to 50 and surprise, surprise the Police did exactly the same thing.

Not wanting particularly to stop on the hard shoulder, I pulled off at the next junction and as soon as I did the sirens came on, the headlights flashed and I was instructed to pull in, which I duly did.

I was asked a number of questions with regard to my whereabouts, where I was travelling from and where I lived... all of which I duly answered. I then asked 'Can I ask why you stopped me and why I'm being asked these questions?'

The response was 'We're investigating reports of a red Jaguar acting suspiciously'. To which I said 'Ah okay, but this is a red MG' :err:

To say the guy was embarrassed was an understatement, though I must admit I was well flattered :)

John
 

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Lol, meanwhile the red jaguar that was infront of you siighed in relief when you pulled off the motorway! God, we trust these people to protect us etc!
 

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Hey we can't be right all the time!! I'm useless at telling what sort of car the one is I want to stop so I always ask for a check first and usually cover my poor knowledge with the colour!!

Yes I am the police officer who got laughed at by my mate Workshy for saying "Is that a Vectra?" The reply was "No its a Mazzarati!" I'd never heard of the make and was quite embarrassed when i was told they are rare and fairly pricey!!

I can tell its a car by the four wheels and the fact its driving on a road....usually!!

Been turned down for traffic too can't think why!!!

Anyway the observations usually come over the radio so quick you only catch the colour and part of the reg if given!! You can make up a word to help remember it then!!
 

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Having a similar numberplate doesn't make any difference to the badge on the back though..... ;) :lol: :doh:

I'd have pee'd myself laughing at them! :lol:

I got pulled over late one night after picking up an ex-gf from a nightclub. I was in my old 1.0l VW Polo (couldn't get to 60mph unless you took a day off work!)

I knew the police were following me as both cars were marked. I still can't believe what happened next! The 2nd car (an Escort Cosworth) burned past me and pulled across me diagonally blocking the road while the Senator behind me made sure I was well boxed in! The driver of the Cosworth got out and asked me if I'd been 'rideing around with a Subaru Imprezza' to which I replied 'Not unless his engine has blown and he's pushing it' :lol:

The cops saw the funny side and let me go but not before I asked them why they had seen it necessary to box me in like they had done.....they said I looked like I was about to 'race away from them' and that it meant they didn't have to have a chase.....My 'slower than a sloth' Polo couldn't have outrun anything if it tried!! :lol:
 

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I've been pulled over for having a red mini.
The policeman said they were looking for a mini cooper, mine was a mini mayfair.
 

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In support of the police I must say they have a very difficult job to do. I just wish they would get on with it and leave the average Joe Motorist alone.

I am 54 years old and a retired civil servant who worked with the police very closely. I have always had respect for them but the way they are acting nowadays they are fast losing that respect. If they are losing my respect as a law abiding Mr Average they must be doing something wrong. Speak to the average copper and he or she will tell you that they know the general public are losing respect for them but they can't do anything about it as its "them" upstairs who are pushing for the motorists to be hit.

Pinch the average motorist = easy
Pinch the local yob = difficult.


No contest. :mad:
 

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Retired at 54 eh!

I cant wait till im retired!
My grandad has so much fun, hes never in!

Back on track....thats quite funny, just proves if you aint doing anything wrong you have nothing to hide!

Could have easily gone all pear shaped....

WTF u stopped me for!?
Them tyres look bald sir....


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yeah it is a real shame i respect the police alot, but if the top brass dont stop there wont be much respect left for them anymore
 

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michaelperrin said:
Retired at 54 eh!

I cant wait till im retired!
My grandad has so much fun, hes never in!

Back on track....thats quite funny, just proves if you aint doing anything wrong you have nothing to hide!

Could have easily gone all pear shaped....

WTF u stopped me for!?
Them tyres look bald sir....


:)
Retired from the Civil Service yes .........retired from working? no, I now work part time to keep her indoors happy. :twak2:
 

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yeah it is a real shame i respect the police alot, but if the top brass dont stop there wont be much respect left for them anymore
Unfortunately nothing the average bobby can do except try and be appraochable and act towards others as we would want to be treated.

The motorist is seen as the easy option and if we can affect deaths in any way it will be done. Trouble is most crime is carried out by people in vehicles so when something happens more often than not we look for the getaway car but details are so scant and witnesses can't always be specific so we look for anything similar. It ay be the witness said "It looked like a jag" and if they can make mistakes then so can we.

Anyway traffic offences are often easier to prove as they are "absolute" either you did or not no maybe!

The top brass/government aren't helping though...but neither are parents!!!

Behaviour breeds behaviour in our world!
 

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if someone on here saw the car speed off it would be different.

'yeah it was a 04 MG ZS 180 V6 in biomorphic green with 17'' straights; it was fitted with aircon and headrests in the back. the front brake discs were a bit lipped as well, from the sound i would say the engine hadnt been run in yet so maybe about 3500 miles on the clock. its actually a very good car'

copper- 'yeah uhm thanks'
 

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if someone on here saw the car speed off it would be different.

'yeah it was a 04 MG ZS 180 V6 in biomorphic green with 17'' straights; it was fitted with aircon and headrests in the back. the front brake discs were a bit lipped as well, from the sound i would say the engine hadnt been run in yet so maybe about 3500 miles on the clock. its actually a very good car'

copper- 'yeah uhm thanks'
LOL, would be a post on the "was it you forum"
 

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I'm sorry to say it, for reasons I won't bore you with here, the Police lost my respect (and my family) about 12 years ago........
 

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You cant dangle the carrot!

Cant give a statement like that then not back it up, do tell!

(P.s...Policeman lives near me, he lives an amazing life. He goes about once a week...honestly...he is ALWAYS at home!, he goes on holiday about 4 times a year, nice house/car, his wifes a supply teacher, so shes always got time off, nice 3 young kids.....he used to overtake me when i went to college 2 years ago...practically everyday!....
And best of all...
He had just been on holiday, with one of them big suitcase style things on the roof....and said...
Yeh was a free run coming back on the motorway, only problem was with the bloody box on top we couldnt go above 70...
LMAO:) )

He leads an amazing life, i wanna be him, or retired....oh...and he always wears shorts...all the time, summer or winter...mr shorts is out.
 

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I'm sorry to say it, for reasons I won't bore you with here, the Police lost my respect (and my family) about 12 years ago........

But that was 12 years ago and presumably one incident.... times change.

Up until recenty, my opinion of the Police had been on the wane for a good few years. But of late I have had (unfortunately) one or two dealings with them and I've been well impressed on each and every occasion.

John
 
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