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#61 JennyUK

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've been pulled once for a routine stop check and they were really nice. I have maximum respect for the police as I do for my friend who's a traffic cop.
They're just doing their jobs and I respect that :)

I don't like people who complain about them.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

I've been pulled once for a routine stop check and they were really nice. I have maximum respect for the police as I do for my friend who's a traffic cop.
They're just doing their jobs and I respect that :)

I don't like people who complain about them.


Me neither :P

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:24 AM

I'm glad of the Police doing stop checks on motorists, lock up the drink drivers, uninsured and unlicenced! Afterall, we work hard to pay for our cars, why shouldn't they!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

I'm glad of the Police doing stop checks on motorists, lock up the drink drivers, uninsured and unlicenced! Afterall, we work hard to pay for our cars, why shouldn't they!

completely agree!! been stopped twice in two weeks since getting the S1600. didnt bother me on both occasions as after all my details checked out both officers had a little chat about the car. was nice to see and on both occasions the way they spoke to me was very good. cant fault them where i live. they have alot of boy racers to deal with driving like idiots!!!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:44 PM

I always said you were special anyway Dave. :P


Well stoney... And for everyone else in the job/know...

I Passed!! With flying colours it seems..... Attestation mid August.. Then the real training starts!! Lol



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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

Well stoney... And for everyone else in the job/know...

I Passed!! With flying colours it seems..... Attestation mid August.. Then the real training starts!! Lol

Congratulations Officer.
Welcome to the dark side, ;)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

I Passed!! With flying colours it seems..... Attestation mid August.. Then the real training starts!! Lol


Congrats mate :)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

The chat on here about random police checks calls me to remark on a couple of incidents when I was a Bus Driver, first in Leeds and then inWest London after I moved. I used to work for Yorkshire Rider buses in Leeds and worked out of Bramley bus garage to the West of the city but at the time I lived in a place called Seacroft over on the East side. the distance between them is about 15 miles. At the time my own car was a somewhat rare Vauxhall Firenza and it often got curious glances,(By strange coincidence there were 2 of us in the garage that had them!) This car for some reason hated wet weather and was always missfiring when it got damp. Well early hours one morning after a long late shift myself and a colleague who lived near me were on our way home in heavy rain when we were aware of blue flashing lights behind us. The Yorkshire force at the time had a reputation for some reason of picking on lone motorists and finding every fault they could with their cars, so I was somewhat apprehensive as to this lots ideas! well anyway I pulled over and cracked open the window as the cop walked up to my car. the first thing he said was , "can you turn the engine off," to which I replied "no,as if I do you'll be towing me home since the engine will not restart in this weather." I could see a smile beginning to form on his face and then he looked deeper into the car, spotted we were both in uniform and the smile faded, "Oh, theres 2 of you! " "Yes" I replied,"what can we do for you? we've just finished work and would like to get home." I could see his mind working out an awnser, and all the time the rain was soaking him. "Oh it's ok, we just wondered why such a classic car was on the road at this time of night?" "well now you know" I said, "so if you dont mind we'll be on our way" He looked at me then said, "Err, yes ok, goodnight gentlemen" and with that he was gone. As we drove home my mate remarked on what might have happened had I been on my own with no witnesses !
The second incident happened in Hounslow, West London, again an early hours finish and a 7 mile drive home, My car this time was a 2.3 litre Capri .mk 2. Again a blue flashing light and this time a little Mini Metro Panda car pulled me over. A young copper got out and I awaited his greeting, He came up and said, "Is this your car etc? " I told him it was, He again clocked my Bus Drivers uniform and realised who he'd pulled over. "Just finished work then?" he asked realising the obvious," Yep" I said "whats the problem?" " Just checking" he said, then came up with, "This car is supposed to be black according to our computer!" I looked at him and said "then your computer has screwed up i'm afraid, It is Neptune blue metallic, It is a Capri 2.3 GL and it was built in Saarluis in 1976! Anything else you need to know?" "How do you know all that?" He asked looking bewidered, "Easy, I'm a member of the Capri Register so know the full history of this car!" I replied. " just looked gobsmacked, "Oh ok then I'll make a note of your information. Have a good drive home sir" I then had a thought and said, "Just as a matter of interest, what would you have done if I hadn't stopped?" I grinned to show I was not being arsey about it, "Probably chased you." he said, I looked at his Metro, then at my Capri and said "In THAT?" and laughed, I could see the look of despair as he realised that the Mets current choice of Patrol car was simply ridiculous! I bade him goodnight and went home.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

lol, liking the story alan! speaks volumes, maybe in the older days, the bully boy tactics where a bit more rife in the force, but I think nowadays political correctness, and the mere threat that the slightest mistreatment could cause weeks of arguments, meetings, investigations and stress for the force and the individual officer, has helped to improve the philosophy!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

lol, liking the story alan! speaks volumes, maybe in the older days, the bully boy tactics where a bit more rife in the force, but I think nowadays political correctness, and the mere threat that the slightest mistreatment could cause weeks of arguments, meetings, investigations and stress for the force and the individual officer, has helped to improve the philosophy!

I'm no bully boy and if you insinuate that again I'll come round and kick you in the plum pouch.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

PMSL !! :lol:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Andy, congratulations on the passing of the exam, (I missed your post earlier!) as for you Stoney, well what can I say? :P

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:34 PM

:D

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

eesh, you make a generic comment of the possibility of the past and some people think your takling about them? me wonders if Stoney has a dark past that he doesnt want to let out? :P ;)

I have to say though, I much prefer my plum pouch to be left in a working format!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

eesh, you make a generic comment of the possibility of the past and some people think your takling about them? me wonders if Stoney has a dark past that he doesnt want to let out? :P ;)

I have to say though, I much prefer my plum pouch to be left in a working format!


No secrets...honestly ;)
Ok, yer plums are safe.









For now!
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