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#91 joe_dows

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

I very rarely get stopped now, I think being a coppers son-in-law and being a head door supervisor has summit to do with this haha(get to socialise and communicate/liaise with the police while working) :D :D :P :P :D :D

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:47 AM

I very rarely get stopped now, I think being a coppers son-in-law and being a head door supervisor has summit to do with this haha(get to socialise and communicate/liaise with the police while working) :D :D :P :P :D :D


I doubt that's got anything to do with it unless you have these facts in bumper-sticker form!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

:P

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:36 AM

well while on the way home from a shift on a friday night, having to be up at 8;30 to get ready to travel to play rugby i decided to put my foot down through a spot where 'joyboys play out' i got pulled over by an unmarked police car having got out and walked over, both officers started laughing and saying, ffs its you you !Removed! I had previously had a chat with them two that night about how much i hate joyboys, anyways they said 'you better go get some beauty sleep for you big game'
so theres my proof that in my eyes having good relationships with the police helps :P

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Just do

well while on the way home from a shift on a friday night, having to be up at 8;30 to get ready to travel to play rugby i decided to put my foot down through a spot where 'joyboys play out' i got pulled over by an unmarked police car having got out and walked over, both officers started laughing and saying, ffs its you you !Removed! I had previously had a chat with them two that night about how much i hate joyboys, anyways they said 'you better go get some beauty sleep for you big game'
so theres my proof that in my eyes having good relationships with the police helps :P


Just don't come South with that sort of attitude, nobody down here thinks that they are so important that they are above the law, ticket guaranteed. :wacko:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Totally agree, on my way home from duty yesterday I came across a marked speed camera van at 'a bit' above the posted limit.
I think I may have a ticket on the way.
If so fair enough, nobody is above the law especially me.
No exceptions I say.
If I have got a ticket on the way then it will be my first in over 20 years of driving.
If I break the law then I expect to get done just like everyone else.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

Are politicians and bankers excepted, Clive? :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

Are politicians and bankers excepted, Clive? :lol:

Unfortunately it would appear so :(
All men are created equal, it just seems some are more equal than others.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Aye, Clive. However, all men and ladies are equal on the Ford forum! We are a band of brothers and sisters! ( I really need to stop drinking that Cotes du Rhone from Asda! ). :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

You want to start drinking lager.
We will all truly be equal then.
Welcome to the unwashed masses brother.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

Many years ago I once had the pleasure of pulling a Panda car over for speeding! I had been going through Hounslow West at a tad over the speed limit in my Marina TC when a local plods pulled me at the traffic lights. He told me to pull in across the lights which I duly did and he then came to the car an gave me a stern talking to about the errors of speeding. I was suitably apologetic and we left it at that. He went back to his car and shot off like a scalded cat ! I followed him and at 40MPH he was still pulling away, (the limit was and still is 30 in the town centre), Well at that time I had a CB Radio in my car and part of it's kit was synthesiser siren with about 30 different modulations on it, At the time the Police were still using the familiar two tone siren so I switched mine to the now widely used American police style and gave him aquick burst while flashing my headlights. The effect was extroardinary, he braked sharply and pulled to the side of the road. I pulled in behind him and this time I walked up to HIS car. He looked up at me somewhat bemused as I asked him what speed he was doing as I thought my speedo must be faulty! He asked why I thought that so I said that mine was showing 30MPH but I couldnt keep up with him ! I couldnt see any blue lights flashing so I KNEW he wasnt on an emergency and of course being a POLICE officer he would NEVER break the speed limit! Would he? His face was a picture, His reply was sort of ,Oh err, yes well, umm, Ok Fair enough, He then grinned and asked where I'd got the siren from and we got onto talking about CB Radios which had just been legalised ! I didnt mention that the synthesiser could also EXACTLY replicate the UK police sirens as well as the American ones! He finally said "Well we have both learned something today havent we? " After that whenever we saw each other on the road we'd pass with a cheery wave and a flash of headlights! Over time we became good freinds but we lost touch when he was posted to another district of London. I often wondered what happened to him.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Ahhh,yes...Lager! Unfortunately, there are a lot of Vauxhall (spit) owners in my area and their tipple of choice is 'Buckfast tonic wine and a 'single skinner'! (whatever that is!) :lol: I am sure that this cocktail of substances has jaded their view of what is a good or not so good motor.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:35 PM

Ah Buckfast., lovely stuff.
I was on a training course on my 18th birthday and we had some Scottish lads there.
I got severely refreshed on Buckfast and missed two days of the course recovering from a 'stomach bug'.
Good ole days. ;)

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:44 PM

Lol. Buckfast is great for cleaning your engine too. You get an extra +10hp from all the caffeine in it! :P

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

Nice story alan, that doesnt surprise me, the days of those are long gone now. I have never pulled a policeman for speeding, however I did drive alongside him in the hard shoulder to shout over and tell him about a douche driver ahead, he was speeding up peoples backsides with a whisper of a hairs width between the bumpers, then pulls in, tops 130 then swings out across the lanes, he thanked me for letting him know and radio'd ahead to another unit, but apologised and told me that he was with the van ahead. So you can get away with driving on the hard shoulder, at 70 miles an hour, as long as your talking to a copper and being safe about it :P lol

Stoney, hopefully you were only a few over the posted limit, but not enough to trigger the 10% + 2, we all make mistakes, and I have nearly been caught a few times, but I think this difference has saved my license from being tarnished. Thankfully, 6 years driving and I have no points, and I truely hope that doesnt change :P

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