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  • Premier Icon footflaps
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    all in a day’s work for the (bad) boys in blue:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AURhd5TCG6U[/video]

    Wasn’t there a copper a few years ago doing warp factor 3 down the m54? “testing the new car” & “honing his skills” I believe was the excuse. Obviously he was let off without charge. My money’s on this going the same way.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Testing the vehicle’s capability, I think it was.

    There were a couple of comments about going to jail, I doubt that’s correct- speeding is a civil offence, you need to escalate to a criminal driving offence like dangerous driving don’t you? Speeding isn’t dangerous driving per se. So without reports of something actually dangerous happening while speeding, it’d be bans/fines/etc regardless I think.

    (there was a fun case a while back with 2 bikers, both were charged with dangerous driving, but in the end one got the jail for a 100mph+ overtake over a crest with imperfect vision, the other got charges thrown out as all he’d done was go very fast, and they hadn’t charged him with the right offences)

    maxtorque
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    We only get our knickers in a twist because they were exceeding some completely arbitrary and “made-up-50-years-ago-numerical-value” that has little relevance in todays motoring world. Only last week i was doing over 180mph in Germany, and last year i drove at well over 200mph in southern Italy and i managed not to die on either occasion….

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    Re M54 copper- Milton. It was reported locally at the time of his 2nd trial that he had also – told a bit of a porkie in his 1st statement.
    The Guardian link says he shredded the tyre and damaged the suspension of the BMW. he ripped the whole front wheel and assembly off and the car was retired.
    But he has special skills that allow him to hit a traffic island. Whilst the “one that got away” in the “stolen” car didn’t.

    Drac why would a engine blow up in 5th in the red line and not in 6th?
    At 7000rpm engine componets are moving at the same speed no matter what gear the car is in.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Drac why would a engine blow up in 5th in the red line and not in 6th?
    At 7000rpm engine componets are moving at the same speed no matter what gear the car is in.

    It’s called a joke.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    maxtorque – Member

    We only get our knickers in a twist because they were exceeding some completely arbitrary and “made-up-50-years-ago-numerical-value” that has little relevance in todays motoring world.

    Well. I think most people that are peeved, think there’s a different treatment here for Us and Them, rather than the speed itself being a problem.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    footflaps wrote:

    To be fair, he could have just been late for his shift end…

    or maybe the doughnut shop was about to shut

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Rene59
    Its only the same as no-one liking you,
    Its a fact if life, every single police officer in the world is a racist, power crazed priick
    Its a fact

    rene59
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    Yes I know.

    Jamie
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    We only get our knickers in a twist because they were exceeding some completely arbitrary and “made-up-50-years-ago-numerical-value” that has little relevance in todays motoring world. Only last week i was doing over 180mph in Germany, and last year i drove at well over 200mph in southern Italy and i managed not to die on either occasion…

    Plot twist…Max Torque is a ghost!

    b r
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    We only get our knickers in a twist because they were exceeding some completely arbitrary and “made-up-50-years-ago-numerical-value” that has little relevance in todays motoring world. Only last week i was doing over 180mph in Germany, and last year i drove at well over 200mph in southern Italy and i managed not to die on either occasion….

    I’ll assume it would’ve been on the A1(M), and tbh there are many parts of that where you could easily do +140mph in relative safety, in fact I’ve driven on far, far more dangerous autobahns that were ‘unlimited’ at higher speeds.

    Now as to the copper ‘showing’ off, then yes he deserves the ‘punishment’ – just for been an ar5e. But lets keep it in context, he was been an ar5e.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    It’s just a bit of speeding, hardly the end of the world. When I had the VFR-750 my normal motorway cruisng speed was 120mph. I’ve managed faster than that in the Golf on the A1 with two bikes on the roof. No one died and no childrens faces were damaged either…

    However, I haven’t yet driven at over 100 whist firing semi-automatic weapons out the sunroof, which is next on the list to try…

    Rich_s
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    But was he in the right lane considering he’s a company car driver…

    slowoldgit
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    He may be ‘trained’ in high speed driving, but in that scenario he’d likely have air support warning him of traffic ahead/other dangers.

    Well, there can be a long wait for a chopper now they’ve been rationalised and amalgamated, ie reduced in number and pooled. just hope you never need help in a hurry.

    konabunny
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    Just because you seem to be, please don’t presume everyone else is stupid enough to think all “coppers” can be judged based on half a story about one of them.

    I’d just like to point out that that isn’t in fact what he said, but I won’t suggest that you’re stupid.

    nealglover
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    I’d just like to point out that that isn’t in fact what he said, but I won’t suggest that you’re stupid.

    I’m sure whatever generalisation he made about “coppers” being universally disliked was well researched and completely accurate.

    My mistake 🙄

    Premier Icon langylad
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    I think it also depends which force you are in, I know in my area officers are being prosecuted for due care with the same evidential threshold as a member of the public. Messages regularly come down from the top that if you are speeding without justification, using your mobile etc then you will be dealt with in the same manner as anyone else.
    Just as an aside we rarely pursue criminals in vehicles these days. Only police advanced drivers can pursue and only when it is safe to do so, ie at night when the streets are empty. No other officers can become involved in a pursuit. So if you want to nick something, come to Lancs 😀

    mindmap3
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    I can’t believe it’s not been mentioned that he didn’t even max it out. Poor effort on his behalf…there was another 15mph to go 😉

    rene59
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    I’m sure whatever generalisation he made about “coppers” being universally disliked was well researched and completely accurate.

    Indeed it was. I spent a whole 14mins going over all past experiences and stories about coppers I could remember, good and bad. I then conducted a quick opinion poll …

    Q. Do you like coppers?
    A1. Yes (0%)
    A2. No (80%)
    A3. Undecided (20%)

    … making it at least as well researched and accurate as any other generalisation ever made on here.

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