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Old 16-09-09, 10:15 PM   #11
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Penine massive need one of these!
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Old 16-09-09, 11:38 PM   #12
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Lots of useful stuff...
Thanks for all that mate.

Is 2/10th mile the distance that you need to measure speed over for a conviction?

The thread itself seemed like a good idea at the time, I'm not so convinced now it's as useful as we thought it would be, but 2 or 3 of us asked for it, Derbybiker took the trouble to sticky it, and I think it still has some use for me and the others that contribute to (not just read) it, so I'll maintain the OP as much as I can until the Madlanders say they don't want it anymore (not going to bother asking folk to delete posts anymore though, I think I'm onto a looser with that one ).

As for if you'd remember the cars, it's amazing what information the grey matter can retain, then dig up again when it needs it, I will definitely recognise the Impreza's, the S80 or the R32 if I see them, but that's because I've seen them before. The reason I say I'm not convinced the thread's as useful as I thought is because I'm pretty sure I won't remember the others that I haven't seen.

I personally keep tabs on bridges, laybys, junctions and the traffic in my mirrors when the roads running freely enough to get a speed on. If I'm travelling at a faster speed than the traffic around me, and anyone else is keeping up, or pulling out behind me and gaining on me, I immediately want to know who they are and why they are also going quicker than the traffic around them, and often back off until I've had them close enough for a good look. It's a system that's served me well for the last 17 years, but not nearly as relevant as it used to be because there are less police patrol vehicles on the road, nowadays it's more yellow boxes and transit vans that your watching for

The reason I thought the thread may be useful is that those unmarked vehicles that I've seen, I've committed to memory in order that I can write on here when I get home, then if I come across them on the road, I won't need to get them close enough for a good look, I'll know straight away who they are. I hope the others who contribute will be the same with the stuff they see, but for those just reading, I think your right, it's not much use.

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Old 17-09-09, 07:33 AM   #13
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Not sure if it was a car from the Madlanders arena, however, on my way home from work (Cheltenham to Brum), when I was near Worcester on the M5 I had the pleasure in witnessing an unmarked car that is enough to make me droooooool.......

Two Volvo's, both unmarked, were sandwiching an Audi RS8. However, the RS8 was also an unmarked car, with lights in the grilles both front and back and lights in the rear window.

Really have no idea what they were doing but they were just racing along together up the motorway!!!!
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Old 17-09-09, 08:37 AM   #14
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What's got me thinking, is if this is useful to anybody that might need to know what unmarked vehicles to look out for. Obviously, there are going to be others that haven't been marked down on this thread. But still.
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Old 14-10-09, 06:29 PM   #15
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Check out the white/silver 09 plate Audi R8 on the M40 today...

Looks like someones got a new budget to spend...
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Old 14-10-09, 11:32 PM   #16
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Check out the white/silver 09 plate Audi R8 on the M40 today...

Looks like someones got a new budget to spend...
To counter that, i saw three police men in a silver Vauxhall Corsa which was about 5-6 years old.

Probably just finished work and on the way home in a mates car though.
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I've lost the ability to edit the original post?
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Old 15-10-09, 05:39 PM   #18
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I've lost the ability to edit the original post?
think that happens after a certain amount of time, highly annoying
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Silver 59 plate focus estate on the roadworks just after the M45 heading towards coventry.
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Dark Grey Audi A4 Saloon. Nottingham City Centre. Personalised registration plate.
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