Overtaking, police van chases...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by tristan, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. tristan

    tristan Guest

    Hi,

    This is a weird one. Maybe some of the resident bobbies can shed some
    insight.

    Coming home, a police van is ahead of me, doing I estimate 60 in a 40,
    so being driven quite sprightly. No blues. But, hey, maybe they are
    stealthing for some reason.

    Come into a dual lane bit of road (still a 40). Police van pulls
    behind another car, which is going a bit slower, so I catch up. Police
    van then moves into lane two, turning right at the upcoming roundabout.

    I continue going straight on, and do a sprightly overtake of the other
    car after the roundabout. This is naturally done within legal limits.

    Next thing I know, I see blues in the mirror as the van has obviously
    swung round the roundabout and followed me. It overtakes the same car
    as me, turns OFF the blues, then must be doing a RAPID number of knots
    to catch up with me (as I'm being law abiding!).

    It follows me for another 30 seconds or so, before turning into another
    road.

    What's going on here? I'd have thougth if they were thinking something
    suspect about me, they'd have tugged me at this point...

    (Note: I was in the cage for this. It's interesting that if you
    overtake sprightly on a bike, other drivers go "Oh, whatever". Do the
    same in a car and it's "HOW DARE YOU OVERTAKE ME!!!!")

    Tris.
     
    tristan, Apr 3, 2006
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  2. tristan

    Nicknoxx Guest

    You're paranoid. The actions of the Police were unrelated to yours.

    HTH
     
    Nicknoxx, Apr 3, 2006
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  3. tristan

    Cab Guest

    Nah, he's guilty. Guilty of posting to ukrm. He should be persecuted
    and prosecuted. Just for the helluva it.
     
    Cab, Apr 3, 2006
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  4. tristan

    tristan Guest

    Hmm, not sure I am convinced. If only due to the way they thundered up
    to me (past one car, with blues), then just sat pretty close to my
    bumper for the rest of the time. Maybe they were checking to see if I
    was wearing a baseball cap.
     
    tristan, Apr 3, 2006
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  5. tristan

    Buzby Guest

    Hmm, not sure I am convinced. If only due to the way they thundered up
    Time for woodland alliance avoidance and some 'test' braking then.
     
    Buzby, Apr 3, 2006
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  6. tristan

    gomez Guest

    Naw. They suddenly remembered they had to go pick up the donuts.
     
    gomez, Apr 3, 2006
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  7. In uk.rec.motorcycles, belched forth and ejected
    the following:
    Or maybe they got an emergency call that was cancelled 30 seconds later.
     
    Whinging Courier, Apr 3, 2006
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