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Police Drivers Handbook

Post by pbar » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:35 am

Whilst reading through a Police Drivers Handbook recently, I was happy to see that an apparent red Capri is being used to illustrate some points in the diagrams -

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by stevemarl » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:25 am

Well it would be a Capri driver wouldn`t it?

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Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:27 am

Always them red Capri drivers :lmao:
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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by andyd » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:39 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:27 am
Always them red Capri drivers :lmao:
We all know red Capris are the best :cheers:

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by pbar » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:23 am

It's a fascinating manual actually, sort of an addition/alternative to the highway code. For example it states that when reversing it's an advantage to wedge your left arm behind the passenger seat and reverse one handed whilst looking through the rear window.

Although many of us do that anyway, I'm quite sure that if you did that on your driving test it would be a fail or a black mark!

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by D366Y » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:46 am

pbar wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:23 am
Although many of us do that anyway, I'm quite sure that if you did that on your driving test it would be a fail or a black mark!
I'm not sure if it's still the case now but I was told by my driving instructor who was himself an ex-police officer that during your test you are actually allowed to unstrap your seat belt and turn around to carry out reversing manoeuvres

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by stevemarl » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:59 am

D366Y wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:46 am
you are actually allowed to unstrap your seat belt and turn around to carry out reversing manoeuvres
That`s definitely true.

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Post by Major_Tom » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm

On country roads at night youre also allowed to undo your seat belt, turn around and apply a well deserved beating to the gentleman in the back seat before setting him down at any number of roadside ditches.
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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by 340truck » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm
On country roads at night youre also allowed to undo your seat belt, turn around and apply a well deserved beating to the gentleman in the back seat before setting him down at any number of roadside ditches.
:xd: :xd: :xd:

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by pbar » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:22 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm
On country roads at night youre also allowed to undo your seat belt, turn around and apply a well deserved beating to the gentleman in the back seat before setting him down at any number of roadside ditches.
That also sounds like it's in a police handbook!

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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:37 pm

Ive always thought the cops have a secret sect that "deals" with the rapists, paedos etc that arent sentenced due to some clerical error or legal oversight that sees them released without charge..

I mean... it would be very tempting wouldnt it, to sort it out yourselves rather than having some dangerous suspect free to commit further crimes.
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Re: Police Drivers Handbook

Post by Not_Anumber » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:25 pm

You'd certainly hope so. One to contribute to if they ever come round with a collection tin.

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