Unmarked police cars in South-West ?

Unmarked police cars in South-West ?

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MudSkipper

2,392 posts

185 months

Thursday 19th July 2007
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Black (poss Dark Blue) Skoda (could have been an Octavia but not too sure) in the M5 J19 area on tuesday...dont know who he was after, but he was hurtling down the fast lane with the front headlights flashing in sequence

think he reg was Y673 b**....but 100% sure as was trying to get onto the slip road at the time

CatherineJ

9,586 posts

210 months

Thursday 19th July 2007
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If travelling on the A350 between Lacock an Melksham you need to be careful of the layby's near Beanacre, if you see a high spec, very clean, dark coloured Mondeo or 3 series saloon, they are clocking you and then a patrol car picks you up at the BP station or the layby by the church.

Porlock

386 posts

180 months

Thursday 19th July 2007
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Silver Octavia with an extra aerial on the roof joined the M5 at Exeter this afternoon, blues flashing behind the grill and in the reverse light lenses, saw it the other week on A30 by Exeter airport, thought it was a B.I.B. now confirmed.

J500ANT

3,101 posts

206 months

Thursday 19th July 2007
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MudSkipper said:
Black (poss Dark Blue) Skoda (could have been an Octavia but not too sure) in the M5 J19 area on tuesday...dont know who he was after, but he was hurtling down the fast lane with the front headlights flashing in sequence

think he reg was Y673 b**....but 100% sure as was trying to get onto the slip road at the time
I saw this, and also a BMW 1 series F*56*** iirc. Both had little blues at the base of the windscreen.

mattbridges

110 posts

168 months

Friday 20th July 2007
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Green Range Rover Vogue HS5* *RJ on the way to Cheltenham from Brum - pulled me over in for a flickering rear light about midnight. Very pleasant chaps actually - did all the usual checks (car and driver) then sent me on my way once I'd reattached the loose connector.

gmaster

11 posts

186 months

Saturday 21st July 2007
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Black focus st on M5 pulled someone over at J28!! St looked sweet though..watch out.

Scrotie

3,399 posts

189 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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Black Mondeo around J8 (M50) of M5 - looked like a hotted up version, with strobes attached by suckers to the rear window clearly visible. Not the harmless repmobile it appears, even if they were driving it like one...

pjac67

2,040 posts

219 months

Friday 27th July 2007
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'primer' grey cloured X5 @ Cribbs this week...

OJM83

4 posts

167 months

Wednesday 15th August 2007
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Forest Green colour X5 in Weston-super-Mare

molestrangler

976 posts

174 months

Wednesday 15th August 2007
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If light colour cars are accepted as being more visible and therefore safer, and the police keep declaring that safety is paramount, I would like to hear their justification for having mostly dark cars on their unmarked fleet.

deeps

5,004 posts

208 months

Thursday 16th August 2007
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Silver BMW Estate (not into BMW's so don't know all the numbers but I guess it's the 5 series?) WX07 OTC, M5 jnct 21 today, reversing up the hard shoulder!

lethallizzy

96 posts

168 months

Monday 20th August 2007
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becksW said:
What makes them stand out from other cars. I drive all over the south west and this could be very useful to me! I would like to return the favour but I'm not certain how to pick them out.
Becks, if they are following you then look carefuly at the front grill, you will see a little square thing which is the blue light behind the grill on the drivers side! although i have done this a few times and found myself zig-zagging cos im looking behind so much!!!
also the cars are prestine clean, several arials, the drivers are 'always' well dressed and clean and gerenally speaking the cars are either brand new or a year or so old.

if you keep a steady speed (i.e 80ish) and keep in a group of traffic, they cant pick you out of a croud - in theory! lol

molestrangler

976 posts

174 months

Tuesday 21st August 2007
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lethallizzy said:
becksW said:
What makes them stand out from other cars. I drive all over the south west and this could be very useful to me! I would like to return the favour but I'm not certain how to pick them out.
Becks, if they are following you then look carefuly at the front grill, you will see a little square thing which is the blue light behind the grill on the drivers side! although i have done this a few times and found myself zig-zagging cos im looking behind so much!!!
also the cars are prestine clean, several arials, the drivers are 'always' well dressed and clean and gerenally speaking the cars are either brand new or a year or so old.

if you keep a steady speed (i.e 80ish) and keep in a group of traffic, they cant pick you out of a croud - in theory! lol
What makes them really stand out is the two b*gg*rs with a note book saying "ello ello, where's the race then sonny Jim"

lethallizzy

96 posts

168 months

Friday 24th August 2007
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molestrangler said:
lethallizzy said:
becksW said:
What makes them stand out from other cars. I drive all over the south west and this could be very useful to me! I would like to return the favour but I'm not certain how to pick them out.
Becks, if they are following you then look carefuly at the front grill, you will see a little square thing which is the blue light behind the grill on the drivers side! although i have done this a few times and found myself zig-zagging cos im looking behind so much!!!
also the cars are prestine clean, several arials, the drivers are 'always' well dressed and clean and gerenally speaking the cars are either brand new or a year or so old.

if you keep a steady speed (i.e 80ish) and keep in a group of traffic, they cant pick you out of a croud - in theory! lol
What makes them really stand out is the two b*gg*rs with a note book saying "ello ello, where's the race then sonny Jim"
Very true! voice of experience?!?!
although i did get stopped for fog lights (ok it was sunny i admit!) a while ago and got no points or fine!
tip one....if stopped for foglights either act as an illegal immigrant or say you've only had the car a week and didnt know they were on..! i did the latter and worked a treat!lol
happy driving smile

molestrangler

976 posts

174 months

Friday 24th August 2007
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lethallizzy said:
molestrangler said:
lethallizzy said:
becksW said:
What makes them stand out from other cars. I drive all over the south west and this could be very useful to me! I would like to return the favour but I'm not certain how to pick them out.
Becks, if they are following you then look carefuly at the front grill, you will see a little square thing which is the blue light behind the grill on the drivers side! although i have done this a few times and found myself zig-zagging cos im looking behind so much!!!
also the cars are prestine clean, several arials, the drivers are 'always' well dressed and clean and gerenally speaking the cars are either brand new or a year or so old.

if you keep a steady speed (i.e 80ish) and keep in a group of traffic, they cant pick you out of a croud - in theory! lol
What makes them really stand out is the two b*gg*rs with a note book saying "ello ello, where's the race then sonny Jim"
Very true! voice of experience?!?!
although i did get stopped for fog lights (ok it was sunny i admit!) a while ago and got no points or fine!
tip one....if stopped for foglights either act as an illegal immigrant or say you've only had the car a week and didnt know they were on..! i did the latter and worked a treat!lol
happy driving smile
Careful pulling the "Ive only had this a few days" wheeze, when they check your car details on the radio, date of commencement of ownership is available.

lethallizzy

96 posts

168 months

Thursday 30th August 2007
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molestrangler said:
lethallizzy said:
molestrangler said:
lethallizzy said:
becksW said:
What makes them stand out from other cars. I drive all over the south west and this could be very useful to me! I would like to return the favour but I'm not certain how to pick them out.
Becks, if they are following you then look carefuly at the front grill, you will see a little square thing which is the blue light behind the grill on the drivers side! although i have done this a few times and found myself zig-zagging cos im looking behind so much!!!
also the cars are prestine clean, several arials, the drivers are 'always' well dressed and clean and gerenally speaking the cars are either brand new or a year or so old.

if you keep a steady speed (i.e 80ish) and keep in a group of traffic, they cant pick you out of a croud - in theory! lol
What makes them really stand out is the two b*gg*rs with a note book saying "ello ello, where's the race then sonny Jim"
Very true! voice of experience?!?!
although i did get stopped for fog lights (ok it was sunny i admit!) a while ago and got no points or fine!
tip one....if stopped for foglights either act as an illegal immigrant or say you've only had the car a week and didnt know they were on..! i did the latter and worked a treat!lol
happy driving smile
Careful pulling the "Ive only had this a few days" wheeze, when they check your car details on the radio, date of commencement of ownership is available.
luckily i had only had it a week!!!!

followed a Silver Skoda Octavia VRS 55 plate today on M5, it joined at Sandygate and left on the A30. 4 big coppers in it and was a crap driver!!!
3 arials and 2 interior mirrors wink (the car that is!)

elise2000

970 posts

186 months

Thursday 30th August 2007
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Black BMW 3 Series Touring with tinted windows, 07 reg. Last seen driving out of Weston on the dual carriageway last Saturday morning...

Yertis

16,223 posts

233 months

Thursday 30th August 2007
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gmaster said:
Black focus st on M5 pulled someone over at J28!! St looked sweet though..watch out.
I saw this or similar on the M4 eastbound this morning, going like blazes with flashy flashy.

Porlock

386 posts

180 months

Thursday 30th August 2007
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Saw the black 3 touring with someone pulled near Bridgwater on Sun late afternoon.

lethallizzy

96 posts

168 months

Friday 31st August 2007
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silver ford people carrier thing on a38 exeter bound aroud Chudleigh this morning. unmarked of course! but with the lights going and 3 lady cops in it.