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Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:09 am
by Charlie
Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

That's right, the police are still using an unmarked police lorry to catch drivers using mobile phones etc.
I originally thought that the police in the Devon and Cornwall area were using this vehicle.
However, this article says that all 28 police forces are using the DAF lorry.

Apparently, one driver was caught steering his vehicle with his knees whilst eating some food AND texting on a mobile phone.
About two thirds of all those caught using this police lorry were using a mobile phone.
In total, 4,176 drivers were caught with only 400 given a verbal warning there and then.
Around 830 were given fixed penalty notices.
Over 100 of these offences landed the drivers with a court summons.
However, the article does not say what happened to the other 2,800.
One can only assume they were not committing offences as the following article doesn't say.

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Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:50 am
by Plop
Sneaky pigs!

Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 pm
by Roller
OK, the police pull over 4,000 drivers with this lorry but it still doesn't make it right. I suppose the police think they can justify things by saying the roads are now safer. I just wonder if they have flashing blue lights and sirens on the lorry :lol:

Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 pm
by Taxi
What is the livery?

Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 am
by Caroline
Taxi wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 pm
What is the livery?
None, but they will have hidden blue lights and a siren though.
The police are sneaky so and so's.

Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 am
by Caravan Man
The police truck does have lights and sirens which make it all look so comical and 1984ish.

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Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:13 am
by Motor Mouth
I love the way that drivers can be called 'offenders' when there is no victim :?

Re: Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:26 am
by Ray
Motor Mouth wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:13 am
I love the way that drivers can be called 'offenders' when there is no victim :?
Because they offend :lolboard: