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    Car with irish plates why do the boys in blue like it?!

    Other than sticking a welsh flag across the rear window I'm stumped.
    (no I'm not welsh either lol)

    The car is on irish number plates (not northern ireland ) and it seems that when ever hubby or I use this car it gets unwanted attention from the boys in blue.

    I've been pulled for dim headlight,not indicating (when turning within a private works car park),tax disc view obstructed along with other niggly things.
    It'[s the same when hubby uses the car,I think its the irish plates that get it pulled over as I have yet to be pulled over in either of my other cars.
    One of the policemen was astonished when he stopped me and asked me my name,as soon as I spoke he said "oh youre not irish then" I've also been called a f'in irish beep beep a few times by angry motorists lol

    Just wondered if anyone else has or has had irish plated cars and found the same?
    A friend said maybe it because a lot of the irish travellers pass through the uk

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    Just get a set of french plates. You won't even have to worry about road tax then ;-)

    Edit: Now maybe my mind is working overtime but......

    hotukdeals.com/ite…-o/

    :thinking:

    Surely you cannot legally use a car from Southern Ireland here, unless you are a resident of that country, or am I missing something?

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    Shengis;2643300

    Just get a set of french plates. You won't even have to worry about road … Just get a set of french plates. You won't even have to worry about road tax then ;-)Edit: Now maybe my mind is working overtime but......http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/219451/some-scum-bag-has-keyed-my-car-o/:thinking:

    it wasnt the irish plate car that was keyed

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    Inactive;2643319

    Surely you cannot legally use a car from Southern Ireland here, unless … Surely you cannot legally use a car from Southern Ireland here, unless you are a resident of that country, or am I missing something?

    its an import and perfectly legal here registered with dvla swansea

    I reckon they probably reckon the car belongs to Irish xxxx. I know its not nice but alot of travellers are irish and the police are obviously looking out for these things. You do know you can report it as harrassment by them. It can sometimes stop them so often. Good luck.

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    hollypinder;2643403

    I reckon they probably reckon the car belongs to Irish p1keys. I know its … I reckon they probably reckon the car belongs to Irish p1keys. I know its not nice but alot of travellers are irish and the police are obviously looking out for these things. You do know you can report it as harrassment by them. It can sometimes stop them so often. Good luck.

    you saying i look like a xxxx? lolololol I wonder if it is that:?

    Institutional racism is the answer.

    My mum has Irish plates and never has any bother. Thats in Glasgow though.

    hollypinder;2643403

    I reckon they probably reckon the car belongs to Irish p1keys. I know its … I reckon they probably reckon the car belongs to Irish p1keys. I know its not nice but alot of travellers are irish and the police are obviously looking out for these things. You do know you can report it as harrassment by them. It can sometimes stop them so often. Good luck.



    Talking from experience from getting stopped all the time by police i assume or is this info from a friend of a friend.......Harassment for doing their job Eh...people like you thinking that by complaining will stop em doing their job.....yeah lets take all the police of the street and then watch you complain about not seeing a police officer.......:x

    Also you use of the word Irish ***** shows just how ignorant you reall are..take your racisim somewhere else is not wanted her at hUkd....

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    LadyMadonna;2643427

    My mum has Irish plates and never has any bother. Thats in Glasgow though.

    thats interesting,I dont know of anyone else with irish plates so didnt have anyone to ask,maybe she doesnt have the pikee look that i must have?:oops:

    Mardyass;2643444

    thats interesting,I dont know of anyone else with irish plates so didnt … thats interesting,I dont know of anyone else with irish plates so didnt have anyone to ask,maybe she doesnt have the pikee look that i must have?:oops:



    LOL, I don't agree with the ***** comment so wouldn't know. She was only pulled over once and thats because I was in the back seat holding my toddler and he wasn't in his car seat. She drives a big audi thing, maybe it doesnt have the scary car look or something.

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    LadyMadonna;2643472

    LOL, I don't agree with the ***** comment so wouldn't know. She was only … LOL, I don't agree with the ***** comment so wouldn't know. She was only pulled over once and thats because I was in the back seat holding my toddler and he wasn't in his car seat. She drives a big audi thing, maybe it doesnt have the scary car look or something.

    hhhmmmm maybe it would be worth changing its plates to a uk set and seeing if it gets pulled regularly then,I honestly cant see I look like a traveller:oops:

    Are you in England? If so it may just go back to the days when the IRA had a campaign against England and mud sticks so to speak.

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    yup am in the uk

    is it a normal car u would see in england, or is it like a opal rather then a vauxhall as next door is a polish lad, he drives the exact same model bmw as mine no difference @ all but he has polish plates and has been stopped loads and loads even done the old fingerprint test on there gadget that tests that he is legal here etc,saying that it could just be little things there picking on and its nothing to do with the plates my old man have been driving for 25+ years and only been pulled over twice and that was twice last week for stupid things, one being driving with his fogs on (when the street lighting had gone out and it was raining heavy) and the second being for the rear plate not having the name of who made his plate on (even do it did there was just some dirt on it lol)

    I seem to remember hearing that if a foreign car's numberplate gets snapped by a fixed speed camera it is a pain in the bum for the police to get the details and fine them so a lot of them get off scott free. Maybe the police find this irritating and sort of even out the score?

    get a cheap private reg with anything on!

    yea hdixon85 yea ive also read that somewhere, but then i am also 99% sure you can only drive a non uk car here for x amount of time before they must be registered here, and i swear the OP said her car was registered in england/uk with DVLA

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    I'm a traveller and never get pulled

    The only thing i pull is a caravan

    Much of my family live in Ireland and over the last 25 years they have visited in their Irish Reg cars and NEVER has one been pulled over by the police for any reason. I really think the police would have better things to do than hound someone because of Irish plates - even those who might be xenophobic towards the Irish. Perhaps I'm naive and my family has just been lucky.

    DLM;2643740

    I'm a traveller and never get pulled :pThe only thing i pull is a caravan … I'm a traveller and never get pulled :pThe only thing i pull is a caravan



    then surely your nuisance neighbours could be a thing of the past :thumbsup:

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    loupomm;2643792

    then surely your nuisance neighbours could be a thing of the past … then surely your nuisance neighbours could be a thing of the past :thumbsup:



    They are, i have dealt with them :thumbsup:

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    Heavertron;2643416

    Institutional racism is the answer.



    that definately isnt the answer, in any way.:thumbsup:

    rob585;2643438

    Talking from experience from getting stopped all the time by police i … Talking from experience from getting stopped all the time by police i assume or is this info from a friend of a friend.......Harassment for doing their job Eh...people like you thinking that by complaining will stop em doing their job.....yeah lets take all the police of the street and then watch you complain about not seeing a police officer.......:x Also you use of the word Irish ***** shows just how ignorant you reall are..take your racisim somewhere else is not wanted her at hUkd....



    How is that racist?? Im not saying all irish people are travellers. but there are some of them and as for the word ****** that is a slang word for travellers not racism. National newspapers use that word.

    Mardyass;2643411

    you saying i look like a xxxx? lolololol I wonder if it is that:?



    Im not saying that at all. Im saying because of the irish plates they may assume that. lol.

    rob585;2643438

    Talking from experience from getting stopped all the time by police i … Talking from experience from getting stopped all the time by police i assume or is this info from a friend of a friend.......Harassment for doing their job Eh...people like you thinking that by complaining will stop em doing their job.....yeah lets take all the police of the street and then watch you complain about not seeing a police officer.......:x Also you use of the word Irish ***** shows just how ignorant you reall are..take your racisim somewhere else is not wanted her at hUkd....



    And also, they arent doing their job by pulling over innocent people. They waste their time on silly things like that instead of muders etc in this country actually. and also yes you can report them for harrassment if it keeps happening. I was pulled over 4 times in one week a few years ago just because i was young driving a brand new car and i reported it and got a letter of apology and from then on i have been pulled over max of twice in 3 years.

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    Dub1;2643713

    yea hdixon85 yea ive also read that somewhere, but then i am also 99% … yea hdixon85 yea ive also read that somewhere, but then i am also 99% sure you can only drive a non uk car here for x amount of time before they must be registered here, and i swear the OP said her car was registered in england/uk with DVLA

    yes just to reconfirm it is registered with dvla swansea and has the same log book as any uk car has

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    Dub1;2643647

    is it a normal car u would see in england, or is it like a opal rather … is it a normal car u would see in england, or is it like a opal rather then a vauxhall as next door is a polish lad, he drives the exact same model bmw as mine no difference @ all but he has polish plates and has been stopped loads and loads even done the old fingerprint test on there gadget that tests that he is legal here etc,saying that it could just be little things there picking on and its nothing to do with the plates my old man have been driving for 25+ years and only been pulled over twice and that was twice last week for stupid things, one being driving with his fogs on (when the street lighting had gone out and it was raining heavy) and the second being for the rear plate not having the name of who made his plate on (even do it did there was just some dirt on it lol)

    and yes it is a normal uk looking car,I did have the same car but an english plated one before that and never once got pulled in it

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    I didnt know number plates are meant to state who made them on them? none of my cars have a makers name on

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    hollypinder;2643858

    And also, they arent doing their job by pulling over innocent people. … And also, they arent doing their job by pulling over innocent people. They waste their time on silly things like that instead of muders etc in this country actually. and also yes you can report them for harrassment if it keeps happening. I was pulled over 4 times in one week a few years ago just because i was young driving a brand new car and i reported it and got a letter of apology and from then on i have been pulled over max of twice in 3 years.



    the thing is holly, erm how can i break it to u, o yes!! murderers dont walk around the streets with big signs saying "i just killed someone" so when a police officer pulls someone over they dont know if they are an innocent person of if they are a serial killer. A member wisely posted b4 about the outcome if the police presence was reduced, instead of moaning, you should feel safer that there is an active police presence and therefore crime will be reduced.

    Police Sniper;2643941

    the thing is holly, erm how can i break it to u, o yes!! murderers dont … the thing is holly, erm how can i break it to u, o yes!! murderers dont walk around the streets with big signs saying "i just killed someone" so when a police officer pulls someone over they dont know if they are an innocent person of if they are a serial killer. A member wisely posted b4 about the outcome if the police presence was reduced, instead of moaning, you should feel safer that there is an active police presence and therefore crime will be reduced.



    Hold on... so you are now saying they pull cars over in case they are murderers???
    That is ridiculous. No a lot of police pull over young people for NO reason. Dont tell me they dont because i know they do. All i was saying was if they spent more time trying to solve murders etc and less time stopping innocent people alot of the problems wouldnt occur!!

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    hollypinder;2643987

    Hold on... so you are now saying they pull cars over in case they are … Hold on... so you are now saying they pull cars over in case they are murderers???That is ridiculous. No a lot of police pull over young people for NO reason. Dont tell me they dont because i know they do. All i was saying was if they spent more time trying to solve murders etc and less time stopping innocent people alot of the problems wouldnt occur!!



    i was merely giving u an example of completely different ends of the spectrum ie

    innocent person-------------------------------------------------------------serial killar

    i wasnt sayin police pull cars over in the hope that one of them is a serial killer.

    finally police do have to follow protocols and give ppl reasons for why they pull someone over/stop and search etc, any police officer who fails to give a reason for a stop or search or pulling a car over is breaking the law themselves and could be accused and charged with harrassment in extreme cases (it has happened before) i do not however wish to discuss this with you anymore, other members have voiced their distaste with your comments so maybe you should look at what you have said and try to understand how it offends some people, if you wish to carry on this discussion, feel free to pm me.

    Police Sniper;2644063

    i was merely giving u an example of completely different ends of the … i was merely giving u an example of completely different ends of the spectrum ieinnocent person-------------------------------------------------------------serial killari wasnt sayin police pull cars over in the hope that one of them is a serial killer.finally police do have to follow protocols and give ppl reasons for why they pull someone over/stop and search etc, any police officer who fails to give a reason for a stop or search or pulling a car over is breaking the law themselves and could be accused and charged with harrassment in extreme cases (it has happened before) i do not however wish to discuss this with you anymore, other members have voices their distaste with your comments so maybe you should look at what you have said and try to understand how it offends some people, if you wish to carry on this discussion, feel free to pm me.



    Thats fine you have your opinion and i have mine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And my opinion is NOT police are our saviour, Anyway nice chat

    END of conversation!!

    Off topic a bit, but I had a policeman in a car behind me and for over 10 minutes was talking on his mobile phone - not handsfree. I know I could have taken a photo or whatever and got him into trouble as he was doing wrong, and he probably would have stopped me doing it, but I have a lot of respect for the police, they do jobs I could not even think of doing and would not like to do. They have a job to do, and although this country isn't perfect, the individual policemen do good jobs and I wouldn't mind being stopped, knowing that I have nothing to hide, but knowing that if one in every however many people they stop in their cars have something to hide, they are one closer to getting that person.

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    I never get pulled over, i would blind them with my beauty or is it BS :-D

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    DLM;2644102

    I never get pulled over, i would blind them with my beauty or is it BS :-D



    lol, i wasnt even a police officer for long, was brought into the sniper unit very early on as i have been shooting for a long time, they do a great job tho i agree.

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    Police Sniper;2644117

    lol, i wasnt even a police officer for long, was brought into the sniper … lol, i wasnt even a police officer for long, was brought into the sniper unit very early on as i have been shooting for a long time, they do a great job tho i agree.



    Off topic a bit, what about that PO being shot near my house in Manchester?

    The one that got shot during training.

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    DLM;2644128

    Off topic a bit, what about that PO being shot near my house in … Off topic a bit, what about that PO being shot near my house in Manchester?The one that got shot during training.



    at the training centre in manchester? or u talking about a different officer?

    hdixon85;2644092

    Off topic a bit, but I had a policeman in a car behind me and for over 10 … Off topic a bit, but I had a policeman in a car behind me and for over 10 minutes was talking on his mobile phone - not handsfree. I know I could have taken a photo or whatever and got him into trouble as he was doing wrong, and he probably would have stopped me doing it, but I have a lot of respect for the police, they do jobs I could not even think of doing and would not like to do. They have a job to do, and although this country isn't perfect, the individual policemen do good jobs and I wouldn't mind being stopped, knowing that I have nothing to hide, but knowing that if one in every however many people they stop in their cars have something to hide, they are one closer to getting that person.



    And i am sure you would say that if you got pulled over 4 times in the space of 7 days or even worse 3 times in one night (like a friend, who hadnt done anything but had a barry boy car and was young)
    i am sure then you would be extremely annoyed and not be think at least they are doing their job!!

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    Police Sniper;2644177

    at the training centre in manchester? or u talking about a different … at the training centre in manchester? or u talking about a different officer?



    The one who was shot at the old Sharp building on Monday 9th June 2008.

    A police officer who died when he was shot in the chest during a training exercise was hit by a shotgun round fired by a colleague, police said.

    Pc Ian James Terry, 32, from Burnley, Lancashire, died in hospital after the incident in Thorp Road, Newton Heath, Manchester on Monday morning.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is conducting an inquiry into the incident.

    It said Pc Terry was struck by a single shot discharged from a shotgun.

    He was killed while officers used "special munitions" designed to stop vehicles containing armed criminals.

    The exercise was taking place in a warehouse in the city, an IPCC spokesperson added.
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