WARNING: Police activity M3/M27 area in near future

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Sep 26, 2005.

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    Lozzo Guest

    I found this on a bike forum, thanks to Fret.

    I was talking today to one of my Linux users who happens to manage the
    IT security for Hampshire Police he's given me a tip off about some
    filming that Hants Police are doing for a television programme series
    from tomorrow (26th September) for seven weeks.

    If you use the M27 or the M3 this potentially affects you so please
    proceed with caution and pass onto anyone who you feel might just need
    to know. The program a BBC South commission called "Traffic Cops" will
    be filmed covering the area from Ringwood concentrating on Ringwood M27
    up to M3 J9 and a team working the ringroad around Southampton (Totton
    will have a unit working it alone), Cosham M27 stretch to J5 of the M27
    (Southampton Airport turn-off). The fourth concentration is working from
    Winchester Services covering M3 to J10 M3 (Winchester South) using five
    unmarked cars, two Black Skoda 03 registration Octavias, an 05 plate
    dark red Mondeo and two Volvo saloon cars.

    The BBC unit are going to be based out of a unit in Millbrook Road in
    Southampton and will also be covering the armed police response unit and
    the Southampton Airport Police Security / British Transport Police team.

    The BBC team are in Citreon Picasso MPVs leased from Arriva.

    To make it even more effective the Traffic police have authority from
    Chief Constable to "work to rule" So instead of the laid back approach
    to the usual Hants traffic police this will be a lot more concentrated
    to make it effective filming.

    You have been warned

    Be careful.
    Lozzo, Sep 26, 2005
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    gomez Guest

    So there will be an edition called "Bikers Riding Nicely"?
    gomez, Sep 26, 2005
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    MikeH Guest

    Thanks for that. My commute is through Southampton (not the motorwasy
    though) but I'll bear it in mind through Totton.
    MikeH, Sep 27, 2005
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    David Mahon Guest

    There were certainly more marked cars than normal on the M3/M27 this morning
    on my way from Winchester to Portsmouth. I passed eight (stopped on the hard
    shoulder, presumably giving out tickets). Didn't see any unmarked cars and
    film crews with them though.
    David Mahon, Sep 27, 2005
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    Vass Guest

    There's been a new Skoda saloon (black) patrolling the A3 down to M27
    Portsmouth for the last 3 weeks
    Vass, Sep 27, 2005
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    Tom Guest

    I saw a marked Volvo on the hard shoulder of the M27 today, police man having a chat with somebody, camera man filming it. No other
    car so assume the camera man was waiting in the bushes, or possibly riding along in the police car.
    Tom, Sep 29, 2005
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    frag Guest

    Lozzo scribbled:
    One would hope that in spite of the fact they have authority, they
    haven't been told to be complete cunts.

    Otherwise the TV program will show them to be complete cunts.

    "You were doing 30.5 in a 30mph zone Mr Ambulance driver"
    frag, Sep 29, 2005
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    davsato Guest

    theres an unmarked skoda octavia, black, MX05 FBK in the fareham/south
    hants area today, the two guys in it have white shirts with black
    vests, and if you dont have ducati or triumph mirrors you might see the
    little radio aerials poking up over their shoulders.
    davsato, Oct 8, 2005
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