Rear Facing Speed Cameras in Police Cars?

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The police do not need to display blue lights if they need to exceed the speed limit.

The law allows them to exceed the speed limit. It doesn't allow 'non-police' vehicles to do the same.

The d**khead in the Q7 deserves to be penalised.

Silly comments like 'entrapment' are pure speculation, as are some other comments, and as such have no place in a thread of this nature.

While agreeing with most of the above , it is worth clarifying that exemptions extend not only to other emergency vehicles but can , under certain circumstances , to ANY vehicle .

The vehicle itself does not have to belong to one of the emergency services but must be being used for police , fire or ambulance purposes .

This could extend to a hire vehicle being used by one of the services , or even to a member of public's vehicle commandeered in an emergency , even with the MOP driving - so if a cop jumps into your car and shouts 'follow that car' you are acting under police instructions and can claim exemptions .
 

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The law allows them to exceed the speed limit.

Yes but they are not exempt

I know may a Traffic Officer who have been caught speeding whilst on duty driving a Traffic car due to GATSO.

Most pay the FPT and accept the 3 points.

The others have a valid reason which is traceable.



So ^^^^that's my lot i'm afraid.:thumb:

Yes , I have that particular T shirt , although in my case it was a fire brigade vehicle .

Just as with tickets gained in my own car , I put my hands up , even though I was genuinely on my way to a job it was simpler just to pay up .

I once tried to contest a parking ticket slapped on my car in Glasgow city centre when I was attending an incident ( despite the blue light on the roof ) and ended up paying it myself the night before it was due to double as the staff supposedly dealing with it had just left it sitting .
 

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