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 .