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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Speeding offences had to be corroborated and it was decreed that this was on the judgement of the constable (in uniform) and validated or certified by mechanical means, his certified speedometer - or stopwatch in the old days! Some magistrates took this interpretation to mean that one cop had to corroborate the judgement of his colleague - as if he wouldn't.....! and only then use the calibrated speedo as the mechanical back-up.

When the first electronic or pulse certified speedometers came on stream the motorists were able to argue successfully that their standard speedos were MORE accurate that the cop car mechanical ones. One celebrated case (was it the Cadbury family member in a Lotus) listened to the method used by the police of certifying the method of monthly calibration as akin to 'weighing gold with kitchen scales........'


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:45 pm 
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Pete wrote:
I think this is an interior shot of a JNB car..


This is a one of PYT767F and PYT768F City of London police... not Manchester

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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:22 pm 
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more photos of the White Tornado of Manchester


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:40 pm 
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Last picture '.....the escort job from hell.......,' The antics of the public on these occasions caused them to be called AMP's on the radios....... Average Member of the Public. I'm sure that the recovery crews had similar abbreviations for them. The real ball-ache was that they all knew best, blowing their horns to attract the drivers attention to wave back and....... As though the Scammell or Diamond T drivers didn't have enough to contend with. I heard a frustrated motor bike cop Fred Clarke say in the radio, none tooooo politely '....tell little boy blue down there to stop blowing his xxxxing horn or little boy black will be up there to stick it up........' I didn't catch the rest of it. Taking the tanks on the Scammels and Diamond T's to Castlemartin and Manorbier was just as bad. Nice picture Geroch


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:50 pm 
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More Greater Manchester Police cars of the 1970s and a Cooper from where I'm not sure...


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Just seen this on FB


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:21 pm 
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What is that cop holding in his hand


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:38 pm 
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A dark blue BURNDEPT radio. That radio and the hair style - or lack of hair style - would date that picture to '74/75 or so I'd say. Could be wrong


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Cars look new and regs match...would it be circa 1966?


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 Post subject: Re: Police mini's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Not a Mk3 in '66 Sean. Or are we talking at cross purposes. I'm looking at the b&w photo of the cop leaning on the open drivers door.


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