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I saw you on your mobile driving through Battersea Square (London SW11 3NZ) at about 2.30 this (saturday) afternoon. If you can do it why can't we? fekr.gif

Silver BMW 5 series. Takes the piss....

ps sorry about posting full registrations, but it was a police car breaking the law sportifs2.gif

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I see police cars not using signal lights sometimes....

Its ok, they can do it.. (Judge Dredd Voice) "They are the law"

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If I was caught doing that at work it would be a disciplinary matter!!! and rightly so!!

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its the same with tailgating!i get them up my bum all the time on the motoway ! and what is it with them sitting at 52 in a 60 zone so you have to overtake them at 70 ish to get past...

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Tom just floor it and they won't be sitting on your bum! 169144-ok.gif

I have to admit I have also seen a police car being driven by an officer chatting away with a Nokia between his shoulder and cheek and not wearing a seatbelt at the same time.

The important thing is not to make a sweeping statment about all police and correctly identify that particular individual as a knob! yelrotflmao.gif

I was tempted to pull out my phone and do the deed but then I thought "that's not very nice is it". Ironic really, as a policeman would not really hesitate in pulling me over were I on MY phone (and rightly so). Weird.

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Of course, you would be allowed to use your phone to make an emergency call - I wonder whether a call to report an officer breaking the handheld mobile and seatbelt laws could be considered to be an emergency call?

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I dont work in London but thanks for the support! 169144-ok.gif problem is there are some police officers that give the rest of us a bad name!

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Broken Arrow, you hiding in Smitten's old closet, perchance?? hehe

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Appologies dude - RESPECT no matter where you work!! 169144-ok.gif

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No need for apologies 169144-ok.gif Its been great to see how good you lot have been about it, some of my mates have handled it worse!!!

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I remember seeing points of view, or something similar, and someone had called in to say there was a police officer featured who was driving whilst using a mobile phone. The force he worked for said something along the lines of 'our officers are highly trained drivers and do, in some circumstances, need to use a mobile phone to communicate to colleagues, whilst driving. They will always maintain safe driving practices whilst doing so however.'

Was that a load of drivvel then? I think that was said after the ban was introduced, hence the initial complaint.

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The rule at work is that we are liable to prosecution if caught using the phone whilst driving! We then also face disciplinary action!

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There is an exemption in relation to the seatbelt!

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AS, Can you tell us a little more? Why are they exempt? beerchug.gif

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This might sound a bit long winded, but you did ask for the statement to be expanded... yelrotflmao.gifsekret.gifznaika.gifpengy.gif

There are several general exemptions to the requirements of the regulations, many of them following common sense. Drivers of delivery vans, prisoner escorts, taxis and people reversing are all subject to some degree of exemption under reg. 6 of the Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/176, as are vehicles being used for Police or Fire Brigade purposes. An exemption may give a specific description, not only of the activity (e.g. taxis on hire business), but also of the vehicle to which it will apply (for instance, making deliveries in the family car would not attract the exemption because the vehicle used by delivery drivers must be made or adapted for making deliveries in order to be exempt.)

In addition to these general exemptions, there are other occasions where the requirements will not apply. If there is no adult seat belt provided for the driver, or available for passengers aged 14 and over, the requirements will not apply (reg. 6).

Schedule 2 to the regulations expands on this stating that a seat belt will not be deemed as being "available" if a person unable to wear it suffers from a disability and/or holds a medical exemption certificate. The certificate must be signed by a doctor and state a period of time to which it applies.

So there you have it... jump.gif169144-ok.gifices_blah.gifECLIPSe.gifslap.gifopenfire.gif123576-assfeck.gifbeerchug.gif

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Audi Smitten, sorry for the sweeping generalisation, but i was pretty annoyed at the time! In almost all my dealings with policemen, they have been very helpful, even offering me counselling when my car was broken into, which seemed excessive, but was a nice thought. Just wanted to apologise if you felt i was over the mark....

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Audi Smitten, sorry for the sweeping generalisation, but i was pretty annoyed at the time! In almost all my dealings with policemen, they have been very helpful, even offering me counselling when my car was broken into, which seemed excessive, but was a nice thought. Just wanted to apologise if you felt i was over the mark....

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Too late! The NIP's in the post! NONO3.GIF

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I had a traffic car in front of me one night - with his rear fogs on - not a patch of fog in sight.

Thought to myself hmm, what should I do here? Decided to do what I would do with anyone else - pulled up next to him, signalled to wind the window down and said 'do you know you've got your back fog lights on?

No I don't sir and thanks for telling me. Must have hit it by mistake' 169144-ok.gif

Must admit, I was slightly worried that a 'darkness of window tint check' would follow, but decided that they really wouldn't be that spiteful, and they weren't.

I have a couple of close friends that are cops - and listening to them has really made me see the Police as people doing a job just like the rest of us. Brilliant, varied and dangerous job though grin.gif Have considered it as a career - just not 100% sure I have the 'calling' yet.

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Agreed! 169144-ok.gif

In all my dealings I've had no cause for complaint either!

By the way, will all this pro-Police ices_blah.gif by me get me off all my outstanding tickets??! iamwithstupid.gifsekret.gifpengy.giflol.gif

Me thinks not... NONO3.GIFECLIPSe.gifopenfire.gifslap.gif

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Audi Smitten, sorry for the sweeping generalisation, but i was pretty annoyed at the time! In almost all my dealings with policemen, they have been very helpful, even offering me counselling when my car was broken into, which seemed excessive, but was a nice thought. Just wanted to apologise if you felt i was over the mark....

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Dont be silly 169144-ok.gif i know myself, there are a lot of police out there that are happy to give us a bad name!

all of you on here have been great, and as i have said, i will always help if i can!

i may be a police officer, but i am still human! 169144-ok.gif

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Erm while on the subject of it all ....... can I have a "get out of jail free card"?

...... and is it true that you guys really play snooker when you're bored?

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No we dont play snooker, and yes no probs on a get out of jail free card! 169144-ok.gif

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