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No...i wasn't bashing one out as title may imply, but last night i was pulled by the old bill!

 

I wasn't too bothered as i was taxi for my parents, sister and brother-in-law, and i wasn't speeding/drink driving etc etc and my car is all taxed and tested etc etc

 

The PC told me straight away i had nothing to worry about, but wanted to know why my car was listed as trade still. I explained i hadn't yet received my logbook and that i had got onto DVLA about it, but need to go post office and fill a form out to complete registration in my name.

 

Couple of things that got me wondering was why he never asked for some ID or my driving licience, as i could have been anyone driving that car. I just agreed to who he asked who i was lol. Also, he kept looking at my euro metal pressed plates but never said anything, and the other female officer had a good look round the whole car, she never said anything either? Im not complaining though as i thought this was part of the reason i was getting stopped, and to not get a fine or asked to remove them was a bonus! :innocent:

 

The main reason he stopped me was for having a modified car, fully loaded with people. He said my car was well nice, clearly i looked after and cherished my motor :thumb: was pretty chuffed to get stopped, complimented on my lovely 'highly nickable' escort. He shook my hand and left.

 

Thought i would share my positive run in with the law. Was nice to meet a nice, friendly policeman!

 

Anyone else got any good or bad police stories they feel like sharing?

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I remember when I was 17 I got stopped in my XR2 driving through Epping Forest. The copper thought we'd kidnapped a hot blonde as she was in the back of the car with my mate and was crying. Copper thought it quite amusing when she told him she had bad hayfever!!!
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I've been stopped four times in 11 years. Twice for going through red lights, once for speeding, and once for having front tints.

 

Each experience was 'pleasant', (for want of a better word) the policemen who pulled me each time were polite, cut to the chase, and I was respectful back. Sometime you just have to hold your hands up and say you're sorry.. never had a bad experience yet :thumb:

 

The two "red light" instances above were not "intentional" as such. The first one, I was on a main road, reversed up a side street, then turned back on to the main road. (This was late at night). What I hadn't realised was that when I reversed into the side street, I reversed through a red, and when I pulled out, I went back through a red, lol. Police just told me to be careful.

 

The second one, I was sat at a junction for what seemed like an eternity. The lights were on red and there was no traffic going through the green, but it had started to build up at the red. This was at 3am after dropping off this girl I was seeing, and for what ever reason, I thought I would proceed with caution through the red. As it happens, two cars back was a whopping big transit which I missed! Again, they just told me to be careful and understood why I'd done it.

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I remember when I was 17 I got stopped in my XR2 driving through Epping Forest. The copper thought we'd kidnapped a hot blonde as she was in the back of the car with my mate and was crying. Copper thought it quite amusing when she told him she had bad hayfever!!!

 

That is funny!

 

Despite having numerous reasons to speak with the police, I've never oncve had a problem with them.

 

You find the people that take offence to being asked a few questions are knobs themselves.

 

You only need to watch Interceptors, Road Wars etc to realise this. So funny watching people give it billy big balls!

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iv been stopped a fair few times but only had one bad experianc ewith a young copper with a young female copper in the car. it just so happned he knew nothing about motorbikes or how to ride one, or what protectivwe equipment looked like, so after trying to make me look a tool he was then made to look a tool.

 

other than that every police officer i have spoke to have been very polite and friendly. i speak to them with respect and usually recieve some back :)

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:O The copper shook your hand :O

 

They aren't allowed to do that apparently..

 

I've been pulled by the police twice, both times they were very pleasant, once for illegal plates on the Volvo (let off with a "get them changed for normal ones"), the other time they "thought I was someone else..." so let me go as soon as they realised i wasnt the bloke they expected... :unsure:

 

The police attended a non fault accident of mine, he was very pleasant

 

The police attended a fault accident of mine, (sun was in my eyes) he wasnt so pleasant, ran rings around me, put words in my mouth, and told me i'd just admitted to driving with undue care + atttn. Didnt like him, ended up on a driver awareness course, but it beats 3 points and a fine

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8 times in 2 years (looks really good NOT) one of them was entirely my fault got caught speeding 100+ down a national speed limit road let me off as i had passed my test the week before and said take this as a warning next time was driving too fast for the conditions and warned me of this. next was for cutting up some one at a roundabout (it was my friend and he didn't know where we where going so my friend let me pull in front of him after explaining this he let me go). one was mistaken identity another one was for not having tax (when they saw the tax disc they soon changed their mind) one was for acting suspiciously while in a car park searched my car thoroughly for drugs and stuff pulling up my carpet and chairs and found nothing never even touched the stuff (didn't give me any kind of stop and search form this normal). another one for noticing that a unmarked police car was behind me (brand new A5 very nice motor) he noticed i noticed and pulled me over and gave me stop and search. and last one was week ago pulled out of pub car park and thought he would try his luck with a breathalyzer claiming i was driving like i was DUI naturally test came back with 0.00mg but every-time i have been polite and never had a problem. only once did i have a dick of an officer i think it was because the person he was with was new and being trained. this was because i had a teddy bear in my front windscreen he pulled me over claiming it was obstructing my view, (it was on the other side of the dashboard) and then proceeded to check my tread do database searches and what not and claimed my rear lights where heavily tinted and illegal (even thou they had been through 2 MOT's) and said that it was illegal because the rear indicator was cracked and emitting a white light. well no i dont know if any one has seen 106 s1 rear lights but it has the rear light and then on the indicator it has another piece of orange plastic behind that (this was not cracked) and with that being orange i don't possibly know how it was emitting a white light but i just agreed with him not to be rude or nout.
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:O The copper shook your hand :O

 

They aren't allowed to do that apparently..

I've been pulled by the police twice, both times they were very pleasant, once for illegal plates on the Volvo (let off with a "get them changed for normal ones"), the other time they "thought I was someone else..." so let me go as soon as they realised i wasnt the bloke they expected... :unsure:

 

The police attended a non fault accident of mine, he was very pleasant

 

The police attended a fault accident of mine, (sun was in my eyes) he wasnt so pleasant, ran rings around me, put words in my mouth, and told me i'd just admitted to driving with undue care + atttn. Didnt like him, ended up on a driver awareness course, but it beats 3 points and a fine

 

Really? I thought it was polite and professional. Rather than just walking off like.

 

And id definately choose the awareness course over points! Did it change your driving habits at all?

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:O The copper shook your hand :O

 

They aren't allowed to do that apparently..

I've been pulled by the police twice, both times they were very pleasant, once for illegal plates on the Volvo (let off with a "get them changed for normal ones"), the other time they "thought I was someone else..." so let me go as soon as they realised i wasnt the bloke they expected... :unsure:

 

The police attended a non fault accident of mine, he was very pleasant

 

The police attended a fault accident of mine, (sun was in my eyes) he wasnt so pleasant, ran rings around me, put words in my mouth, and told me i'd just admitted to driving with undue care + atttn. Didnt like him, ended up on a driver awareness course, but it beats 3 points and a fine

 

Really? I thought it was polite and professional. Rather than just walking off like.

 

And id definately choose the awareness course over points! Did it change your driving habits at all?

 

 

About the hand shaking, I went to shake his hand when saying goodbye because he'd just tore up the ticket he'd written for illegal plates (he tore it up once he found out I was RAF, cos he's ex military police) and he said "I can't shake your hand because it may appear as though I'm taking a bribe"

 

As for the course, yes it did improve my driving for a few weeks, then I resumed my previous driving style, but now I drive like the course teaches again, because all I care about these days is the safety of my children and the fuel savings.

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:O The copper shook your hand :O

 

They aren't allowed to do that apparently..

I've been pulled by the police twice, both times they were very pleasant, once for illegal plates on the Volvo (let off with a "get them changed for normal ones"), the other time they "thought I was someone else..." so let me go as soon as they realised i wasnt the bloke they expected... :unsure:

 

The police attended a non fault accident of mine, he was very pleasant

 

The police attended a fault accident of mine, (sun was in my eyes) he wasnt so pleasant, ran rings around me, put words in my mouth, and told me i'd just admitted to driving with undue care + atttn. Didnt like him, ended up on a driver awareness course, but it beats 3 points and a fine

 

Really? I thought it was polite and professional. Rather than just walking off like.

 

And id definately choose the awareness course over points! Did it change your driving habits at all?

 

 

About the hand shaking, I went to shake his hand when saying goodbye because he'd just tore up the ticket he'd written for illegal plates (he tore it up once he found out I was RAF, cos he's ex military police) and he said "I can't shake your hand because it may appear as though I'm taking a bribe"

 

As for the course, yes it did improve my driving for a few weeks, then I resumed my previous driving style, but now I drive like the course teaches again, because all I care about these days is the safety of my children and the fuel savings.

 

I suppose he has a point, but i wouldnt have thought many people would think that.

 

Good man :thumb: nice to hear

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if your a dick to them theyll just be a dick back

 

there was that instance with my crash though, i think the traffic cop was trying to justify his prescence at the scene by giving out a ticket (or a £180 course)

 

The normal panda car that appeared at the crash site was willing to let us sort it ourselves and get gone, but then a traffic cop came past, and stopped giving it the "hello hello hello"

 

Most cops are decent people who will treat you like an adult and do their best for you if they can, but there are a minority who aren't/don't

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