Author Topic: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire  (Read 796 times)

hulver

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Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:48:15 am »
After pushing from various local campaigning groups, South Yorkshire Police have been running a "Safe Pass" operation similar to the West Midlands one.

One big difference though. They've been doing it in Uniform.

Officers received no reports of motorists driving too close during that time

Outstanding. Box ticked, sorted.

barakta

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 12:20:13 pm »
PLONKERS!

Kim

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 04:13:15 pm »
Well, its good to confirm that hypothesis, I suppose...   :facepalm:
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

ian

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 07:46:30 pm »
In the next episode of South Yorkshire PD, PCs Sculder and Mully ponder why when they drive at the speed limit the roads ahead are always empty, yet there's a line of traffic behind.
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Andrij

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 08:00:09 pm »
What next, SYPD declare an end to burglary as no one has ever burgled a police station?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 10:44:28 pm »
Lynn was taking some photos of me riding yesterday and I gave her a high visibility jacket with long sleeves. She observed her effect on drivers speed with amusement!

Jaded

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 12:15:11 am »
When some highway engineers came to look at a difficult junction at our request there was no bad driving.

They were wearing high vis jackets.
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ian

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 09:32:09 am »
When I complained to the local school a while back about their feral children, the head teacher followed them down the hill one afternoon. He didn't apparently see any 'untoward behaviour' while he stood there watching them walk by.

I think some people really are that self-aware.
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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 10:31:53 am »

One big difference though. They've been doing it in Uniform.


Now I know what to wear for my commute.

dim

Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 11:07:41 am »
I have one of these:





Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 11:40:12 am »
Years ago I used to commute along Adelaide Road in Swiss Cottage.
There was a local *ahem* character who would sit on a bench by the roadside in a dark suit with a briefcase on his lap.
On his head was a policeman's helmet, of the sort you can pick up at any tat stall in Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus etc.
His presence seemed to have an effect on passing traffic - a lot of brake lights lighting up suddenly.....

Kim

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 01:16:09 pm »
Back in the early 1990s, my dad (with dark suit and briefcase) would point his brickphone at the speeding traffic on his walk to the station, to similar effect.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

ian

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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 01:40:03 pm »
Those 'polite' hi-viz tops are very common on horse riders around here. Presumably because a lot of drivers don't take the obvious presence of a giant fuck-off horse as a signal to slow down unless they think it's got a cop on top.
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Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 02:00:54 pm »
Sadly, they make you look like a dick.

Which, in the case of horse riders, segues nicely into the ancient joke of
- What's got four legs and a six foot prick on its back?
- A police horse.

Re: Operation "Safe Pass" in South Yorkshire
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 02:06:25 pm »
Wasn't there some report that people with those vests got more punishment passes, as some driver​s realised they'd been 'tricked' and decided to retaliate? Vaguely recall seeing something about this a while back.

- A police horse.

Very nice.