AVK 170V This 1980 Leyland double decker bus has been decked out in Coastguard colours and is being used to advertise ParAid Medical. If you look closely, a Henry Hoover seems to be the driver!
The rear of the partially open-top bus.
L77 SMM Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd use this white Vauxhall Insignia for publicising the business and for blue light training. It is a 2010 model with a two-litre turbo diesel engine.
The rear view of the Insignia. This car replaces a silver Ford Focus that carried the same registration plate.
EJ05 KXC A 700cc Smart Fortwo in police colours. This is a publicity car used by Onus Technologies.
The nearside of the Smart car showing the ambulance colours and company logos.
The rear and offside of the car where it has the conflicting colour scheme of a police vehicle! Rear red flashing lights supplement the roof-mounted light bar.
NA09 DDN A grey Land Rover Defender that is operated by Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority. It is towing a trailer carrying a fast twin-engined fisheries patrol boat. The organisation was previously know as The Northumberland Sea Fisheries Committee from 1890-2011.
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.
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.
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).
14576 This Land Rover Defender is used by the Civil Defence service on the island of Guernsey. On the roof is an amber light bar, a green rotating beacon and a white searchlight. Green flashing beacons are permitted on Guernsey for all voluntary emergency services when responding to calls, including when travelling to their base for a call out.
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.
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’.
R945 TFJ This road-legal monkey bike is decked out in CHIMPS Highway Patrol livery. The badge on the side says it is ridden by Officer Jim Panzee! It is fitted with blue lights all round and is used as a publicity vehicle. CHIMPS is a play on words of CHiPs, the California Highway Patrol.
The rear view of the quirky bike.