A34 - Watch out Plod have a new toy

A34 - Watch out Plod have a new toy

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cptsideways

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13,222 posts

219 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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Spotted a few times over the past week, a rather proactive unmarked white BMW 3 series 4 door, seen patrolling from the Oxford end of the A34 down at least to the A303.

Spotted nearly every day this week pulling people over & yesterday seen "driving enthusiaticaly" through the SPECS zone & then pulling someone over. I did'nt say baiting but that would appear to be the case from what I've seen.

the_lone_wolf

2,622 posts

153 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...

Nickyboy

6,225 posts

201 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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cptsideways said:
Spotted a few times over the past week, a rather proactive unmarked white BMW 3 series 4 door, seen patrolling from the Oxford end of the A34 down at least to the A303.

Spotted nearly every day this week pulling people over & yesterday seen "driving enthusiaticaly" through the SPECS zone & then pulling someone over. I did'nt say baiting but that would appear to be the case from what I've seen.
That'll more than likely be a Hampshire car as they use Beemers, TVP dont

bryan35

1,906 posts

208 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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As the SPECs system still records you details and speed,
woulnd't it be ironic if you could use the SPEC's evidence to prove that you weren't speeding?


Davidonly

1,080 posts

160 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
I always thought a minimum requirement for un-marked cars would be having 4-doors, to put awkward perps in as required. That could be tricky in a coupe.... So they can use sports cars too eh?

PeteG

4,084 posts

178 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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Davidonly said:
the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
I always thought a minimum requirement for un-marked cars would be having 4-doors, to put awkward perps in as required. That could be tricky in a coupe.... So they can use sports cars too eh?
Locals had a Civic Type-R as an ANPR car a few years back. And many more years earlier, XR3is and Astra GTEs...

baldy1926

2,122 posts

167 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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Years ago the met had a fully marked up 928 club sport on trail-never saw it driving around but i did see the m3 that they had as well

vonhosen

37,676 posts

184 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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baldy1926 said:
Years ago the met had a fully marked up 928 club sport on trail-never saw it driving around but i did see the m3 that they had as well
It was a 968 CS, not a 928.

Jon_Bmw

382 posts

169 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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What would be more tricky, is fitting anyone who has limbs in the back of a GTR!

EU_Foreigner

2,816 posts

193 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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Just kick the front and the force has a 15k repair bill ...

Puff the magic..

584 posts

147 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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bryan35 said:
As the SPECs system still records you details and speed,
woulnd't it be ironic if you could use the SPEC's evidence to prove that you weren't speeding?
You could have a try but how would you do it?

Because the SPECS evidence is an average over a distance between the cameras you can do 150mph at the entry or the exit camera yet do a much lower speed for the majority of the measurement zone.

Hence your defence would fail.

It may be ironic but it simply doesn't form a defence.

S3_Graham

12,830 posts

166 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2009
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EU_Foreigner said:
Just kick the front and the force has a 15k repair bill ...
great... useful knowledge you have there.

Paul_B

650 posts

143 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2009
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the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
How much do I want that coppers job!! Whereabouts on the A34?

p1esk

4,914 posts

163 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2009
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cptsideways said:
Spotted a few times over the past week, a rather proactive unmarked white BMW 3 series 4 door, seen patrolling from the Oxford end of the A34 down at least to the A303.

Spotted nearly every day this week pulling people over & yesterday seen "driving enthusiaticaly" through the SPECS zone & then pulling someone over. I did'nt say baiting but that would appear to be the case from what I've seen.
Back in the good old days when plod was on a bike we didn't have all this trouble with innocent motorists being victimised.

....and we call this progress? rolleyes

Best wishes all,
Dave.

vonhosen

37,676 posts

184 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2009
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p1esk said:
cptsideways said:
Spotted a few times over the past week, a rather proactive unmarked white BMW 3 series 4 door, seen patrolling from the Oxford end of the A34 down at least to the A303.

Spotted nearly every day this week pulling people over & yesterday seen "driving enthusiaticaly" through the SPECS zone & then pulling someone over. I did'nt say baiting but that would appear to be the case from what I've seen.
Back in the good old days when plod was on a bike we didn't have all this trouble with innocent motorists being victimised.

....and we call this progress? rolleyes

Best wishes all,
Dave.
There's nothing in the post that gives the reason they were stopped.

Ninjaboy

2,525 posts

217 months

Thursday 3rd December 2009
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the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
What a waste of a lovely car frown

vonhosen

37,676 posts

184 months

Thursday 3rd December 2009
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Ninjaboy said:
the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
What a waste of a lovely car frown
At least it'll get used rather than just brought out for a couple of miles on a Sunday morning.

Ninjaboy

2,525 posts

217 months

Thursday 3rd December 2009
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vonhosen said:
Ninjaboy said:
the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
What a waste of a lovely car frown
At least it'll get used rather than just brought out for a couple of miles on a Sunday morning.
Used to generally piss the public off and be driven round like yobs on a joy ride.

vonhosen

37,676 posts

184 months

Thursday 3rd December 2009
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Ninjaboy said:
vonhosen said:
Ninjaboy said:
the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
What a waste of a lovely car frown
At least it'll get used rather than just brought out for a couple of miles on a Sunday morning.
Used to generally piss the public off and be driven round like yobs on a joy ride.
Oh yeah of course (& it would be put to tremendously good use in your hands rolleyes )

Edited by vonhosen on Thursday 3rd December 18:23

Ninjaboy

2,525 posts

217 months

Thursday 3rd December 2009
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vonhosen said:
Ninjaboy said:
vonhosen said:
Ninjaboy said:
the_lone_wolf said:
Out of interest, as it's an A34 thread, has anyone else spotted a GTR out patrolling the A34?

Saw it stopped pulled over a customer on the northbound carriageway several weeks ago when passing through

Gunmetal grey paint with minimalist battenburg - perhaps on lone from Nissan but if not they're in for a surprise when it has it's first minor bump...
What a waste of a lovely car frown
At least it'll get used rather than just brought out for a couple of miles on a Sunday morning.
Used to generally piss the public off and be driven round like yobs on a joy ride.
Oh yeah of course (& it would be put to tremendously good use in your hands rolleyes )

Edited by vonhosen on Thursday 3rd December 18:23
Your probably right a mortal like me could never dream to attain the superhuman driving ability of the traffic police.