- Saw this on the M3….
Not sure I understand the point of it really….
The vehicle is being used by officers at public events to increase community engagement and to raise road safety awareness.
Sgt Owen Messenger has borrowed the car from Lotus, who are providing it free of charge. He said: “We have taken the car to a few events now and the response has been overwhelming,” said Sgt Messenger. “People literally flock to it. It’s a stunning looking car and with the police badges it’s very unusual.”
– SaucePosted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I got knicked by an unmarked Sierra Cosworth, I should have realised it was police car as it was driving so slowly ! Sussex police had quite a nice silver Audi – RS I think – again unmarked. They knew I’d been going quite fast but weren’t close enough to do anything about it, after catching up and driving right up my a*** for a while, they put the lights on and screamed off – I’d guess 120+Posted 4 years agobenjiSubscriber
They say it gets the brand publicity, but how many people actually think I must buy the same cars as the police use, especially those buying a lotus. Yes I would like a bmw 5 series estate, but it’s nothing to do with what the police use, it’s just ideal for chucking lots of kit in the back of and I like how bmw’s drive.Posted 4 years agoscudMember
I once had a bright orange Ford Focus ST comes screaming up behind me in the fast lane of the M25 and sit 2 feet away from my back bumper, i pulled into the middle lane and was about to show them an appropriate hand gesture when i realised they were Police in an unmakred car and they pulled the guy in front of me over.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
Police Scotland have an Audi Q9 – has a wee sticker on the back saying “this car was recovered from the proceeds of crime” i.e. they nicked a gangster and then they nicked his car
I’ve heard someone else (on here or another forum) point out that the “Look what we seized” displays might not have the intended effect.
Go to a deprived area of the country where the only (apparent) likely source of significant income is criminal activity and tell everyone “if you start nicking stuff and dealing drugs you too could buy a flash car like this”….Posted 4 years agobigyinnMember
bails – Member
Go to a deprived area of the country where the only (apparent) likely source of significant income is criminal activity and tell everyone “if you start nicking stuff and dealing drugs you too could buy a flash car like this”….
Take you all day to work that our did you? 🙄Posted 4 years ago
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