Sunday, October 02, 2005
Just to add insult to injury....
Hampshire Police are being filmed for the new TV series of "Traffic Cops", so over the next 6 or so weeks they will be patrolling in both marked & unmarked cars on the M3 & M27. So watch out on the M3 section between J2 > J8 for an unmarked Skoda saloon in dark blue or black, plus the usual marked Volvo estates & X5's.
Not sure what they will be using elsewhere, I've already seen the Skoda stop a couple of people over the last 2 weeks.
I know a few of you are saying "if you don't speed, you won't get stopped", in reality the flow of traffic through the 50 zones in the roadworks is travelling at 60-70mph most of the time. When the normal 70mph limit is in force outside of the roadworks, the speeds are nearer 80-85mph.
If you don't want to appear on BBC1 getting nicked by Mr Plod - don't speed! I'm sure they will be picking up quite a few people over the next couple of weeks just with the roadwork limits being enforced, but with the added incentive of being on telly and a need to impress that nice little researcher in the back seat with them, they will be out for as many tickets as possible.