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  • motorway cops travesty
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Hang on hang on… someone is going to complain to the police about something they saw on a TV cops fly-on-the-wall documentary??

    Seems a bit like calling the cops after Crimewatch to report a burglary..

    Surely the usual etiquette is to whinge about it on the web?

    Premier Icon nealglover
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    Surely the usual etiquette is to whinge about it on the web?

    Cool.

    That’s one job ticked off the “to do” list then eh 🙂

    Premier Icon project
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    Is there a back story to this or is it someone that the OP saw on the road?

    Motorway cops, BBC1 monday night and repeated on BBC3 and iplayer.

    Basicly 2 cops in an unmarked car pass a hired LGV, owned by Burnt treee vehicle hire, driver was noted by co driver copper to be holding a mobile phone in his hand while driving down some motorway.

    Cops decide to pull the driver over for a word of advice, one cop a bit more adjitated than the other,(attention seeking), have a word with driver who they find out has 9 points on licence, and also a previous ban from driving, he then pulls out a sob story about marital breakdown, not seeing his kid etc etc, and that he was looking at a picture of his child, (not porn,facebook, or utube as is probably usual) cops agree with him and let him off with a written caution, so he is allowed to drive off at 56mph, driving a hired vehicle,working for a comapny transporting valuable stock for a customer.

    OTHER JOBS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BANNED TRUCK DRIVERS.

    Premier Icon samuri
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    It probably happened about three years ago as well.

    Premier Icon benji
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    I think they took a slightly more pragmatic view, that he already had 9 points, and if it went to court with his current situation he would escape a ban, so therefore a formal caution, and if caught again that would then be ban as this would be brought up.

    I personally was in favour of gving him a court appearance, but depending on the magistrate/liberal do-gooder who sits he drives away when he should walk.

    Premier Icon anagallis_arvensis
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    Redemption tonight?

    Premier Icon project
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    Bill, been on before.

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