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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

To those not familiar with this term, it refers to unmarked police cars. Last night I sat stuck in traffic and some $%#$ in a brand new Nissan Maxima, fancy wheels, tinted windows (very sharp car) went cruising past everyone on the shoulder. I muttered under my breath about how there is never a cop around when you want one, only to find out later, this was a ghost car! Usually I can spot a ghost car a mile away- big, American, black wheels, antennas, only a ghost car to the visually impaired. But to use an expensive import sedan is unusual here. Any other strange ghost cars you've seen?

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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

Over here they tend to use Volvo T5's or a high performance BMW 3 series.

Quite popular cars here but still very hard to distinguish from a normal car.

Cheers,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

"ghost car?"

Reminds me of how my hippie friends used to call narcs "yellow socks" and pilot friends refer to FAA employees as "leisure suits." Same issues with conspicuity.



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

A popular one here is the Chrysler minivan-countless thousands on the road, which one is the cops?

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

Where is this Avt007? I've heard of Caravans being used by cops, seen F-150s and Camaros, the latter seems particularly popular, when it was in production anyways.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Ly744-this is the Vancouver area. Camaros were used here, but they didn`t last long.

User currently offlineDmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

In Eastern Washington there are a couple of white Volvo station wagons that they use. Pretty tricky.


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User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

In a neighboring town they use all Volkswagen cars (VERY strange for the US). Its very hard to get accustomed to looking out for VWs and not the huge, obvious Fords etc... They also stopped using bright yellow Florida gov't license plates too to make it even harder to tell.


Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 951 times:

I think they suck. If they have to announce that there will be a checkstop(which I think is stupid anyways) then why don't they have to announce they are cops?

User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 932 times:

We have yellow minis over here.  Nuts


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 928 times:

In the town where I live the cops use Ford Focus' lots of them floating around you can never tell which ones are police.

Glenn



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 830 times:

Italy's highway patrol has a police car which would have trouble looking inconspicuous:



User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 819 times:

If you see that up your as* with blues n twos, you pull the fuc* over!  Big thumbs up

Italians mean business it seems!  Smile

Cheers,

Justin  Big grin


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 782 times:

You'd be surprised at just what the police use in Britain.

Locally we have a Subaru Impreza which is usually driven by a raving lunatic, with blue strobes discreetly hidden until it sets off chasing someone.

In Essex, the coppers there has a McLaren F1 at some point for the M25!

Most other cars are Volvo or Vauxhall Omega types, with some odd Toyotas. Many of which have been snatched from drug dealers and modified for police service. The Ford Escort Cosworth used to be a particular favourite of mad traffic police.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5633 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 759 times:

The NYPD has a couple of units disguised as taxis.


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 747 times:

I was on the M6 today and a dick in a riced up Mondeo (of all things) decided to take a short cut via the hard shoulder during a queue. It made me so incredibly happy when blue lights appeared in the grill of the Vectra behind me, which promptly peeled off into the hard shoulder to follow him.

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