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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by MrOrange, Jun 13, 2019.
Yeah I saw that too. What a dick!
Why on earth didn’t he join the police force and become a police motorcyclist instead of trying to impersonate a police officer with his polite hi vis and white BMW.
I personally think it’s a cry for help.
I wonder if he has any other dressing up fetish’s
Polite Notice......His a Twat
what a clucking tanker...… no sympathy
Well all the bloody women horse riders where I live take over the roads two abreast with those bloody ‘polite’ hi viz! It’s not polite to ride horses like that!
Unpolite Notice... he's a total wanker
Is that the new Ferrari symbol??
Well they just want to put him back on his secure ward. What a n-b. I will have to throw mine away now. ( joking ) I may be simple but not that bad.
He knew exactly what he was trying to look like ... feck him, wannabe [email protected]!
It’s simple to sort out... blue light emergency services get to wear yellow neon hi-viz, licensed worker (highway maintenance etc) get to wear green, safety conscious road users (horse riders, cyclists, motorbikers, broken down cars etc) get to wear pink neon hi-viz! Fines for all who wear them wrong
AHHH.......but what shade of pink,I prefer Cerise
Oh dear! As I’m a tight fisted git I’d be reluctant to throw away my helmet and waterproofs that have yellow hi viz on them, maybe the government would give us a £1500 trade in if we swapped to pink!
He has even put tape or something on his helmet where a police helmet has graphics/text, that level of detail proves intent impo.
We should wear BLACK Hi -Viz
Well on the flip side should a copper impersonate a civilian when on duty?? Is there a £750 fine for that?
You may laugh, but this is pretty close
Yoko Unisex Premium Hi-Vis Waistcoat Vest / Jacket (3XL) (Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B64CNJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bMjbDb3RDZ6N8
I've said this before but as I don't fear flying in the face of popular opinion. You lot can hear it again! ....
Anything that makes us bikers more visable is a good thing. If (at a quick glance) cagers think you're a bike Cop & as a result they sit up, take notice & drive like we all do when we see the Cops?
That can only serve to improve our chances of getting to our destination in one piece.
I have no plans to buy a "POLITE" hi viz. However, I honestly don't understand the utter derision directed at those that do wear them?
Personally DD I would agree with you. It is definitely a good thing if we can be seen better whilst riding, and I doubt anyone would disagree, but what’s wrong with a normal hi-vis vest without the writing and checks?
I think the derision here is because this guy was so obviously trying to look like a bike copper it seems ludicrous that he got away with it (relatively) and is now trying to garner some sympathy for the fallout of his actions. I have none for him.
IMHO Freck, it's the writing & the checks that might make a cager drive like they are on their driving test. Thus vastly increasing their level of attention.
Far more so than just a standard hi viz.
I also get why impersonating a Cop would rattle some peoples cage. But when all said & done the vests don't say POLICE.
Cagers misreading the wording on the vest takes me back to my original point mate.
I personally don’t despise people who wear them, I just think they look like a twat. Much like I think cyclists who wear team sky clothing or football fans wearing their latest money making tops look like twats... but that’s my personal opinion, they probably think my socks and sandals, baggy cardigan with leather buttons and elbow patches allows the needle of derision point in my direction.
However, the point of the police uniform is in its name... uni= singular, form= type/format. This means they can be easily identified and related to (in this case) as the police. And it’s wearing or impersonation of is protected by legislation (police act 1996, part V; sec 90) which most people are aware of.
So just like me being caught speeding, I was in the wrong and though it’s frustrating... just gotta suck it up instead of whining to the press about it.
Edit- rereading the article- he is whining to the press about it, but after the national press had made up theirs own version of events
So can plain clothes police wear polite vests... ?
Yes, but he would still look like a twat