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Enemy

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Enemy says:

Police stories

i was in a 40Mph zone...doing something more like 50 and i hear sirens and see flashes of blue in my mirror, i slow down, indicate and pull in only to have the copper fly past me and another car, thank god for bigger fish to be fried. my heart nearly stopped (i'm joining the raf and need a spotless record) and i pulled into a carpark to get my breath back after.


anyone else have any good police encounters they'd like to share? comeon you know you want to.

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NeiljohnUK

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NeiljohnUK says:

Close call...

Back before they extended the M3 to Southampton I came down the A34 at a reasonable 70-80 late one night, joined the M3 and opened up the Rickman Honda for the long sweep down towards Bar End. Much go, lights full on, I spot the glow of dash mounted toy's on the BMW 5 series dash and a flash of safety stripe on their shoulders over the unlit 'POLICE STOP' boot spoiler sign unit, oh shit, 125 plus and closing fast, squeeze the front brake (rear had switch, front never did) until just before the 50 limit, then apply both, hard, showing brake lights. Stand off the back about 100 yards and approaching Hockley lights the buggers start slowing down, wait, wait, hand signal and sweep left for Twyford as I think they're past the point of no return. WRONG, driver hammers the brakes and indicates makes a left on Hockley lights junction proper and is now behind me. On comes the light show and noise, apply back brake and sit upright pulling into left, they read my safety vest 'AMBULANCE' reflective sign, off goes the light show and noise, a simple double headlight flash and beep of the horn and they pull into the Golf course and turn around, finish the ride home realising I might have had a different outcome in just leathers, rather than putting the vest on as I'd just come off duty.

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Alexis050891

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Alexis050891 says:

Learner

First time on my moped after my CBT. Overtook a stationary car (it had crashed) and nearly went head on with the police :wacko:. Wifey at the side of the road frantically waving at them "slow down" :lol:.

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NeiljohnUK

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NeiljohnUK says:

In trouble, until...

Back in '89 I was crusing up the A32 to Lower Farringdon to the BMW dealers for some spares for my Ex-Police R80RT on my Rickman Honda (that bike led me astray far too often), coming through East Tisted at ~ 40 mph (60 limit back then) following traffic I spotted the local copper by the church who seeing me started walking off.

Didn't give it a second thought, carried on and as we cleared the village used the bikes grunt to clear the traffic safely, looking in the mirror's I see a Panda with it's single tit on now trying to overtake the same traffic, but against oncoming traffic.

Wound her up until Lower Farringdon, down to 30 at the limit signs & cruise into BMW place park bike and walk in, sound of two tones is getting louder, other riders in front of me look round, to see the Panda in a 4 locked wheels skid passing by, followed by a spinning wheels turn as he came back.

Copper comes storming in and starts shouting at me, speeding through East Tisted, excessive speed during my overtakes etc, as I was the only one with a dayglo vest on, so it had to be me. Within seconds the bloke in front turns on him and tells him to Foxtrot Oscar whilst pulling HIS warrant card out. Much bluster from the local copper and the guy next to him does the same. Local copper stalks off fuming, turns out the three customers waiting are all Special Branch officers out on an area familiarisation ride and one wanted some new gloves for his wife!

The ride back down was punctuated every few miles with various Hampshire Traffic cars waiting for me to pass by, which I did within the limit and with a freindly wave.

End note, the copper a few years later was shooting in a comp. in Portsmouth, back then Hampshire used revolvers, being full of himself when offered 'tyro' (not from/to holster) shooting with the semi auto he refused it, even though he wasn't experienced in shooting a semi...He holstered the gun with his finger in the trigger guard, ended up putting a 9mm bullet down through his leg, as I'd shot with some of his team mates when I'd belonged to the Police pistol club I got the full inside story, they wer glad to be rid of him too!

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freewilly

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freewilly says:

police stories......

well there we were, leggin it down this road after we'd been in this geezers gaff while he was out. we'd had it away wiv his telly and dvd, bag full of CDs and my mate, daft git had been in the geezers fridge and gone and blagged a sodding great big chunk of cooked ham, he'd also been in the bread bin and half inched a loaf of crusty bread.... I ask ya, what is he like? anyroad, there we were, giving it large on the old toes when what comes round the corner but 'old bill'..... ffs, I nere shat a widden iggin.... [scots for nearly shit a wooden egg] anyway... we about turns and legs it but old bill in his car is faster and we got caught....

we both got 6 months in the nick and we're out now. If your gaff gets turned over and you find as well as your tv and stuff your missing a load of food, like as not it was me and my mate. big daft git him.....:smile

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urbmark

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urbmark says:

Go faster than 110 mph and your safe

Well at least if your force still have Pans !

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R100R

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R100R says:

urbmark

.Go faster than 110 mph and you're safe'


Clearly you've never seen me ride.:lol:

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Enemy

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Enemy says:

NeiljohnUK

how did you get away with the ambulance vest? if you were on an unmarked bike then would they just leave you alone if you had a paramedic vest on?

might be worth an investment.......how long is a paramedic course?

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NeiljohnUK

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NeiljohnUK says:

Police Stories.

To get a Paramedic qualification, from scratch without prior experience, 5 years maybe, thats assuming you can get in.

These days unless a Police officer knows you personally I'd expect no 'discretion' beyond the normal level (I.E. NONE) as the target driven culture they operate under now doesn't allow such things, unlike 20 years ago...

I'm only recently back on a bike, the driving standards are much worse now, the lack of proper 'traffic' Police and Policing, as against the unmarked patrol cars and a few specialist 'Accident Investigators' and the Scamera vans is a major factor.

 

I no longer wear any 'Ambulance' marked clothing, I left that job 15 years ago, after a close encounter with a 12" carving knife.

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R100R

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R100R says:

NeilJohn

I'd disagree that police officers show no discretion nowadays.  It depends largely on the officer and a bit on the area.  The reason 'the powers that be' are so keen on cameras is that traffic police have shown too much discretion in the past for their liking.


Police officers have mortgages and bills to pay as well, so don't generally want to dip into people's pockets unnecessarily.


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Enemy

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Enemy says:

standards

the standards of police does vary greatly, e.g i've been filtering past police (some of them think its illegal for some reason) and not stopped but followed for no other reason than having L plates on (i wasnt doing anything....wankers) 


anyway the police are people first and police second so they might let you off with something depending on their mood.

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