Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A selection of unusual, one-off and psuedo-emeregency vehicles.

TRL 319 This 2007 Volvo V70 D5 is covered in bright red and orange decals to make it …



TRL 319 This 2007 Volvo V70 D5 is covered in bright red and orange decals to make it stand out on the roads. It is used by the Department for Transport’s Transport Research Laboratory for collision investigation work. It carries a personalised registration plate and a full-width amber light bar. The team use the car to analyse road collisions and provide expert witness accounts.



A look at the back of the Volvo. Notice that the livery extends onto the alloy wheels.

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FL56 UNR This is a Dog Control Ford Transit Connect that is operated…



FL56 UNR This is a Dog Control Ford Transit Connect that is operated by ‘Community Protection’ in Nottingham. This police-style service is a collaboration between Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Police.



The side view, showing the police-style markings. The service was created to tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental crime. Officers issue fines covering a range of misdemeanours.

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Closest to the camera is St Oswald, a fisheries patrol vessel based in North…



Closest to the camera is St Oswald, a fisheries patrol vessel based in North Shields. It carries a fast rigid inflatable boat to quickly approach fishing boats and climb aboard for inspections.

Moored alongside it is a Royal Navy vessel HMS Example, a patrol and training vessel attached to the Northumbria University Royal Naval Unit. HMS Example is part of the 1st Patrol Boat Squadron (1PBS).



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11785, 11784 In this action shot, two motorbikes are escorting a large load…



11785, 11784 In this action shot, two motorbikes are escorting a large load using red flashing lights. They are both Honda Deuvilles belonging to Guernsey Outriders (a division of St Peter Port Service Ltd) who have a contract with the Guernsey government to provide vehicle escort services.



A closer look at one of the escort motorbikes. The company operate three motorbikes and a marked-up van. All use red flashing lights all-round.



The rear view. The riders are all special constables, trained in the specific role they carry out only. This gives them the power to direct traffic on Guernsey narrow winding roads.



The pair of bikes ready to face another day’s service.

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12452 A look at one of Guernsey Outriders’ Honda Deuvilles. Red flashing …



12452 A look at one of Guernsey Outriders’ Honda Deuvilles. Red flashing lights were chosen as the police weren’t keen on blues being used and ambers would not have the desired impact to stop oncoming traffic quickly. A change in law was implemented to make the front-facing red flashing lights legal.



The rear view, showing the high visibility jacket marked with ‘Special Constable’.

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