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    I was travelling along the M61 towards manchester yesterday, just past Botonay Bay when I saw a police van parked up in one of the lay-by's. This van had 2 flaps open on the back doors with what I can only assume were for camara's. About a mile or so down the road there was a police car parked up.

    My question is would this van be checking for speeding drivers or something else. i.e. no tax disc's etc.

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    The car parked up a mile or so down the road is/was obviously to catch the uninsured or taxed, but that doesn't mean that the van wasn't clocking the speed of vehicles though.

    Should you be worried?

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    ANPR? Looking for no insurance/tax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Ding Ding View Post

    My question is would this van be checking for speeding drivers or something else. i.e. no tax disc's etc.
    It could of been checking for car tax , insurance , mot and who the car belongs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Ding Ding View Post

    My question is would this van be checking for speeding drivers or something else. i.e. no tax disc's etc.
    Ok, You weren't speeding, but you wasn't displaying your Tax disc
    Wait for a better answer, but they use cameras for NPR (I think) checks car and driver details I believe.

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    Our traffic sectioon have a white van with the already mentioned opening flaps on the back.

    The presence of the car (was it a performance one??) suggests that the van is not recording speeders, but passing on pictures and speeds to the pursuit car for it to deal with.

    Or, the other reason may indeed be ANPR. Forces all have enforcement days, where bosses throw bobbies out onto the streets to increase 'P.I's' (performance indicators). As in many jobs, these change from month to month, and on that day, it may have been untaxed/unlicenced/uninsured drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    The car parked up a mile or so down the road is/was obviously to catch the uninsured or taxed, but that doesn't mean that the van wasn't clocking the speed of vehicles though.

    Should you be worried?
    Car's taxed and insured so I've nothing to worry about there, my have problem if they were checking your speed, I was doing around 80mph when I saw the van as were most other drivers at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Ding Ding View Post
    I was travelling along the M61 towards manchester yesterday, just past Botonay Bay when I saw a police van parked up in one of the lay-by's. This van had 2 flaps open on the back doors with what I can only assume were for camara's. About a mile or so down the road there was a police car parked up.

    My question is would this van be checking for speeding drivers or something else. i.e. no tax disc's etc.
    I had that going to blackpool last week, it was ****ing down dark and horrible and that ****in van was sat under the bridge in the dark around preston.

    I was speeding so lets see what happens.

    Mother ****ers!!!

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    I wouldn't be overly worried matey. An indicated 80mph on your speedo means you were probably doing about 75-77mph. I believe that puts you in the 10% safety margin.

    The police car does suggest that they were looking for the uninsured, untaxed or unMOT'd though.

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    The presence of the car (was it a performance one??) suggests that the van is not recording speeders, but passing on pictures and speeds to the pursuit car for it to deal with.

    HTH

    Andrew[/quote]

    It was a performace car, as I said earlier I was going faster than 70mph if they were checking for speeding drivers in your opinon would 80mph warrent being pulled over or should I expect something in the post?

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