Big BMW X5 police - Adam9393

Hi everyone having a stressful time .. iknow I'll have to wait but I want to ask

. The big police cars the 4x4 ones .. one was sat in a turn going down a country lane just off the motorway outside a construction company it's a temporary 30 as they have work being done never seen a police car there it was a Monday morning .. not your average patrol car fancy big BMW one any help I was doing 34-36 ish my car won't sit so varies a few mph I seen it coming round the bend he was just parked up straight like waiting for someone to come flying past are these traffic speed cars or more like enforcement interceptor style

Cheers everyone I know I'll have to wait but .... Nightmare ??

Big BMW X5 police - 72 dudes

It's unlikely anything will happen. Speed enforcement usually use marked vans and, unless you saw a radar gun being pointed at you, it's unlikely they were there looking for speeders. More likely waiting for a target car to pass on the motorway.

So relax, pay more attention to road conditions and speed limits. Oh, and if your car doesn't sit comfortably at 30 MPH, you're in the wrong gear!

Big BMW X5 police - Adam9393

Cheers I'm interested to know about more I stress about speeds only just learning my car it follows the car infont that speed feature ..new car I guess I'm just stressing... I know the road is more important thanks for the reply guys cheers for info with regards to the car situation never seen a unmarked one only ever BMW black ones

Big BMW X5 police - Bronan the Brobarian

I agree with previous post, chill out. They are there to catch people doing silly speeds and endangering workers, not going at 35 in a temporary 30. You're fine.

There's also nothing special about an X5 police car, there are loads of them around. Now that maroon Range Rover unmarked car I saw once (it had it's lights flashing at the time) was unusual!

Edited by Bronan the Brobarian on 13/12/2017 at 22:34

Big BMW X5 police - Bromptonaut

Agree with others. Mobile speed cameras are usually in vans. If using a car they'll be outside, possibly with camera on a tripod.

Big BMW X5 police - RT

Agree with others. Mobile speed cameras are usually in vans. If using a car they'll be outside, possibly with camera on a tripod.

Or sitting in the car resting the speed gun in the open window.

Big BMW X5 police - Bronan the Brobarian

True, but they can do that in any car. OPs question seemed to be whether there was anything special about that car, which there isn't.

Whether he was caught for speeding, it's highly unlikely, but not impossible. The vast majority of stationary police cars are not sitting with radar guns, so he should chill out and wait 14 days. Only a week to go now!

Edited by Bronan the Brobarian on 20/12/2017 at 11:44

 

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