Police car convoy - Redcar01

Driving down the M1 today in South Yorkshire in torrential rain i was passed by a convoy of 10-12 unmarked police cars using lights and sirens at 90+ mph , rather them than me. Unusual combination of cars, Seat Leon, Golf, Audi A1 , Mini didnt see others as it was raining really heavy , i just wondered what was going on also never realised A1 and minis as unmarked traffic cars

Police car convoy - Manatee

Not necessarily traffic cars. Police and other agencies do other things in unmarked cars (presumably...).

Police car convoy - RT

Driving down the M1 today in South Yorkshire in torrential rain i was passed by a convoy of 10-12 unmarked police cars using lights and sirens at 90+ mph , rather them than me. Unusual combination of cars, Seat Leon, Golf, Audi A1 , Mini didnt see others as it was raining really heavy , i just wondered what was going on also never realised A1 and minis as unmarked traffic cars

Unmarked police are meant to be unpredictable!

Police car convoy - galileo

Driving down the M1 today in South Yorkshire in torrential rain i was passed by a convoy of 10-12 unmarked police cars using lights and sirens at 90+ mph , rather them than me. Unusual combination of cars, Seat Leon, Golf, Audi A1 , Mini didnt see others as it was raining really heavy , i just wondered what was going on also never realised A1 and minis as unmarked traffic cars

Training new traffic officers, perhaps? I have heard of a new recruit being instructed to drive at 90+ on the motorway in an unmarked car, but without using blues and sirens. Teaches observation and anticipation, no doubt.

Police car convoy - focussed

The police instructors also used to have a day out - they were given a destination in the UK to get to, last one there buys the beer etc.

Told to me by the daughter of one of them.

Police car convoy - concrete

You would be amazed at the variety of vehicle the police run. Most unmarked for obvious reasons. Usually in a convoy as described there is some dignitary or other being ferried about for official visits. Can't have our betters held up in traffic now, can we?

Cheers Concrete

Police car convoy - Avant

A lovely image comes to mind of a large, fat mayor, regalia and all, in the back of a Mini.

Police car convoy - Smileyman

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when an unknowing patrol car comes across an unmarked car driving at such speed ...the chase would be interesting!

Police car convoy - Bilboman

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when an unknowing patrol car comes across an unmarked car driving at such speed ...the chase would be interesting!

A few years ago now I was at home one night in Bilbao where I live and I heard a succession of deafening bangs down in the street. It turned out that an unmarked car full of (Spanish) civil guards had been following another unmarked car full of (Basque) police and both groups of police officers were convinced the other lot was an ETA hit squad. After a brief Mexican standoff and much shouting, they all started shooting at each other. Luckily no life threatening injuries and only one hospitalised police officer, but a lifetime of report-writing and I dare say some months of school crossing patrols for all involved.

Police car convoy - galileo

I'd guess they were using handguns which would explain the poor performance, no fatalities and only one injury.

Pistol marksmanship needs good training and regular practice to keep up a high standard.

Police car convoy - mss1tw

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when an unknowing patrol car comes across an unmarked car driving at such speed ...the chase would be interesting!

A few years ago now I was at home one night in Bilbao where I live and I heard a succession of deafening bangs down in the street. It turned out that an unmarked car full of (Spanish) civil guards had been following another unmarked car full of (Basque) police and both groups of police officers were convinced the other lot was an ETA hit squad. After a brief Mexican standoff and much shouting, they all started shooting at each other. Luckily no life threatening injuries and only one hospitalised police officer, but a lifetime of report-writing and I dare say some months of school crossing patrols for all involved.

Straight out of the original French 'Taxi'!!
 

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