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Old 10 August 2009, 08:38   #1
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Sneaky Police SW England watch out!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8192748.stm

The war on the motorist continues!!!

Dedicated police teams from Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset, and Dorset are to join the Devon and Cornwall force in targeted patrols.

They are using UNMARKED cars!!!

They caught hundreds last year.
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A timely warning - I'm driving to North Devon on Thursday and normally do so 'promptly', I'll try to dawdle.
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They are using UNMARKED cars!!!
Good. I have no problem at all with people travelling at an appropriate speed (regardless of which side of the limit it falls) and if people want to remove themselves from the gene pool by not wearing a seatbelt then that is also fine by me.

Previous years have been very successful

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Officer dealt with a number of other offences after stopping drivers, including: using a mobile phone, driving without insurance, driving without due care and attention, contravening red traffic lights, double white line offences, misrepresented registration marks and vehicles with no tax.
Do I have a problem with the police using unmarked cars to catch any of these? Ummm, no I don't think I do.



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Yes but the problem is the Police will not be selective - they don't only fine the people you don't agree with............

And if you lived in Swansea you would find that jumping red lights at night(no traffic around) has almost become a necessity!!!
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I don't disagree with using unmarked cars just wish they would put the same amount of effort into other crimes ie theft from motors etc once again the motorist is a soft touch and it boosts their stats
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Yes but the problem is the Police will not be selective - they don't only fine the people you don't agree with............

And if you lived in Swansea you would find that jumping red lights at night(no traffic around) has almost become a necessity!!!
Why are you too slow to get off the mark on Green
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The motorist is an increasingly easy target, unlike those who burgle or steal boats where more work is required.

Personally I'm fed up with the war on motorists.
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Sorry Codders, you misunderstood - when I said I don't have a problem with speeders / non seatbelt wearers, I also don't have a problem with them getting nicked. Think of it as a high tech natural selection.

The police are ALWAYS selective - if they stopped everyone doing 80MPH on the motorway they would have caught a lot more people.

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Sorry Codders, you misunderstood - when I said I don't have a problem with speeders / non seatbelt wearers, I also don't have a problem with them getting nicked. Think of it as a high tech natural selection.

The police are ALWAYS selective - if they stopped everyone doing 80MPH on the motorway they would have caught a lot more people.

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Does that mean you never speed???
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Why are you too slow to get off the mark on Green
No the inductive loop sensors never seem to work any more and they set the lights to give priority to minor roads.

If it's clear and there is nobody around why not? It MUST be ok - the Police do it all the time..........
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