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#1 DanGull

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:16 PM

How silly :lol:

So I take the new car out for a spin, and low and behold - flashing lights behind me.

Oh dear - think I - my number plates must have fallen off or something.

But oh no - it turns out my car will be, in the words of the police officer who stopped me, a magnet for being pulled over. Oh well.

As it turns out, he saw the privacy glass and decided to get the light meter out to check all my windows! Admittedly - I had gone into the 'boy racer' are of Tamworth in Ventura Park. But ah well :lol:

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:20 PM

How silly :lol:

So I take the new car out for a spin, and low and behold - flashing lights behind me.

Oh dear - think I - my number plates must have fallen off or something.

But oh no - it turns out my car will be, in the words of the police officer who stopped me, a magnet for being pulled over. Oh well.

As it turns out, he saw the privacy glass and decided to get the light meter out to check all my windows! Admittedly - I had gone into the 'boy racer' are of Tamworth in Ventura Park. But ah well :lol:


Funny that - 3 years with a Golf MK3, pulled over about 6 times, 3 speeding tickers. 2 years in an Audi 80, nothing. So what you're saying with the Fiesta then is, before I get it, I might as well send my license back to the DVLA now?

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:21 PM

YOu bad man Dan!!!

#4 DanGull

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:22 PM

I don't think it's the Fiesta in general Miles - it's the fact that mine is white, the the tinted glass, bodykit and big alloys.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:27 PM

GUess I have it to look forward too then - when it arrives.

FUnny but I never got pulled in my last car - a Smart For Two!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:32 PM

GUess I have it to look forward too then - when it arrives.

FUnny but I never got pulled in my last car - a Smart For Two!


The coppers were probably laughing too much... :lol: ;)

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

How silly :lol:

So I take the new car out for a spin, and low and behold - flashing lights behind me.

Oh dear - think I - my number plates must have fallen off or something.

But oh no - it turns out my car will be, in the words of the police officer who stopped me, a magnet for being pulled over. Oh well.

As it turns out, he saw the privacy glass and decided to get the light meter out to check all my windows! Admittedly - I had gone into the 'boy racer' are of Tamworth in Ventura Park. But ah well :lol:


Light meter? Seriously? On factory fit window tint. I expect they just wanted a nose around the car.

#8 DanGull

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:38 PM

They didn't do the check in the end Marky - as soon as they realised they were factory fit on the rear only so they said, but yes - you're probably right.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:47 PM

4 and a half years driving a 1.6 Fiat Brava and I never got pulled over once, a few months in this Zetec-S and i've got 3 points and got pulled over last thursday as well (didn't even look at my license, just sent me on my way after calling me a prick hah).

It's bound to happen in a these cars :P

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

I don't think it's the Fiesta in general Miles - it's the fact that mine is white, the the tinted glass, bodykit and big alloys.


oh great! just what i always wanted! a police fan club...

no point catching the real criminals might aswell just chase us all cz we have tinted windows and big wheels!

GRRRRR dont like police!!!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

I've had mine 4 months and never been pulled over, but then I'm a good driver - *ahem* Joking! :D I can see why your particular build of the car could get stopped quite a few times though.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

Nice one Dan - and only 1 day with the car! My number plate did fall off and I was on my way to get it fixed. Pulled up beside a police car and when I passed it they changed lane and followed me. Was waiting on the lights going at an appropriate place in the road but they turned off the road I was on - must have thought stupid blonde in a pink car :lol:

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:25 PM

I think the most commonly pulled over cars are probably small non-standard cars anyway (Bodykits, etc) and cars out of the ordinary like Zetec S, Corsa VXR, etc

I got pulled over once for a "routine" stop. Loads of them popped outta the van were just checking the car over... which is a standard Mark 5 Fiesta lol. One of them said "Your a bit far away from home aren't yah?"... I wasn't even two miles from my house xD Some of them are Tards...

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:42 PM

Ive not been pulled over - yet, I expect to be at some point though as they always come in behind me and I suppose run a numberplate check to see what my insurance status is, although saying that ive had some people think my car is a police car lol.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:03 PM

I think the most commonly pulled over cars are probably small non-standard cars anyway (Bodykits, etc) and cars out of the ordinary like Zetec S, Corsa VXR, etc

I got pulled over once for a "routine" stop. Loads of them popped outta the van were just checking the car over... which is a standard Mark 5 Fiesta lol. One of them said "Your a bit far away from home aren't yah?"... I wasn't even two miles from my house xD Some of them are Tards...


They'll do something like as routine just in case it panics you and trips you up, if you start to flap they'll prod further, thinking you may well have something to hide.
Got stopped in my MK3 Golf, doing some papwerwork in the back of their van, copper a asks "what is it a vw polo?" copper b pipes up straight away "yeah it's a polo mike".. I'm thinking, "eh?" I don't want to argue with the busies, but, I'm pretty sure my car's a Golf I've had it for 2 years". I said "Err no GOlf actually", at which point he actually started writing after waiting for my response.

Thought about it later, and the penny dropped what they were doing. Clever buggers!

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