Category: Police (General)
A Cumbrian LDV van with minimal markings.
P574 RWU is a Volvo 850 police car seen at RAF Dishforth.
The front view, showing the flashing blue lights and headlamps.
Here and below shows the same car, S734 HUB, one using the flash and one not. It is easy to see how well the reflective battenburg markings work. Police have dubbed these blue and yellow markings as Battenburg markings after the cake – you can see the similarity. The Police Research Laboratory have found blue and yellow squares are the most noticeable markings by the human eye, so you can see one of these cars at a greater distance.
The daylight shot.
R145 BUA is a Rover 200 pictured in Ilkley, Yorkshire. Note the advertising of the non-emergency phone number to cut down on inappropriate 999 calls.
A Honda Blackbird or ‘2 ton big bird’. So called not because of its weight, but it’s speed. Yes 200mph!
R455 JTN is a Range Rover from Durham.
R456 JTN is a BMW 5 series from Durham with only a slightly different number plate to the Range rover above.
A Durham Forward Command Unit.
R160 PNL is a Ford Iveco flat bed Lorry used by the police for moving vehicles.
Below, one of the slowest in the Durham force: a moped with top speed of 30mph.
A Panda Panda. Used for raising funds for charity, it isn’t used on the roads.
N314 NTN is a Druham Volvo 850 saloon.