June 24th, 2008

Top Idea

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Top Gear 

Did you see Top Gear on Sunday? If not go & take a look, get it while you can on the BBC iPlayer (it’ll only be there for a week from Sunday 22nd June).

They had an item on police cars. The premise was that the police buy lots of very expensive cars which they don’t really want to damage when they’re trying to bring a pursuit to a close (hmm, not sure about that, to be fair, the drivers don’t have to pay the repair bills!). So how much better would it be to buy a cheap car which you can write off knocking a crim off the road & go & buy another.

They had £900 to buy a police car, £500 to jazz it up with police signs & blue lights & a series of tests including chasing the Stig round the track trying to bring him to a halt. You have to see it, it was hilarious. They even had a demonstration of a proper TPAC resolution with 4 big traffic Volvos & a police chopper & not  a piece of carnage in site. I loved Clarkson’s comment along the lines of "Did you know they actually have to take into account 13 separate health & safety points before chasing someone"

I vote Jeremy Clarkson for Chief Constable.

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5 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Well try this one, from the GMP Federation website, regarding seatbelts.
    http://www.gmpfederation.com/manchat_2008/spring.pdf
    You’ve got to laugh.

    Keep going 200, it gets worse when you retire!

    June 24th, 2008 at 19:24

  2. Mark UK says:

    Having put my name to the petition for Clarkson for PM, I doubt if he’d have time to be a Chief Con anyway.

    Let’s face it though, Jeremy C is fairly boorish but could be good fun on a night out in the saloon bar. It’s his (usually) unerring bullshit detector that endears him to such a high proportion of the British people.

    June 24th, 2008 at 23:11

  3. Blueknight says:

    he would make a good Govt advisor

    June 25th, 2008 at 01:04

  4. some bloke says:

    Our local force got given 3 Cosworths many years ago; they broke two of them and the other one got taken away.

    June 25th, 2008 at 05:29

  5. Dave says:

    In Norn Iron its 18 criteria for pursuit risk assessments :(

    Did catch that TG episode, great stuff. Although having seen Costa Del Crime on Sky I think I’ll learn Spanish and police there instead.

    June 26th, 2008 at 11:51

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