motorway police

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  1. scottie50

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    Just done about 700 miles over the last 3 days on various motorways and in that time, apart from 2 volvo estates that joined the M1 at junction 11, both with all guns blazin' obviously going to an incident, I've seen 1 police vehicle. Has the old bill abandoned the motorway system to the traffic patrols? If they have ( which I'm sure would be denied ) how long before legislation is passed allowing traffic patrols to arrest and fine?:rolleyes:
     
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    Wonder how many unmarked cars you went past? :cool:
     
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    indeed, where I live the local plod has 2 mitsubishi lancer evo 8's :eek:
     
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    Hate to go :offtopic: but Labour want to create a database which all children get put on

    The agenda being I suppose to make sure eveyone pays their tax in future :D
     
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    Watch out on M3 for Hampshire's finest in a black Skoda Octavia VRs.
     
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    I'd love to know how they justify nicking speeders with police unmarked cars.

    It begs the question of when the concept of accident and crime provention was dropped in favor of crime punishment.

    If you want to slow down speeders in a nation where a large percentage of the driving population exceed the speed limit - you use a visible deterant.

    If you simply want to hand pick a few speeders every so often to fine and punish them, you use unmarked cars.

    Unmarked cars should be there to tail 'criminals' - survailance, persuit of car theives / get away cars etc .... not Joe Public doing 5mph over the speed limit.
     
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    I think I got done by one of those sneaky mobile cameras in a white van parked in a layby the other day :( It was on a nice dual carriageway in the countryside with not much traffic and I've never ever seen an accident on there. Annoying to say the least.
     
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    I agree that a visible deterrent is far better but personally its fear of an unmarked car that keeps my speed below three figures! I like to think I'd often see a marked car in time to adjust my speed accordingly. So although I don't like it the tactic works to keep me in line.

    I had a mate caught doing 111mph on his bike at 0300 hours he was the only thing on the motorway in dry conditions causing no danger to anyone other than himself. One month ban and £500 fine, ouch!
     

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