Police on A3

2 Police cars on the A3 last night, parked on the Cobham turn off bridge across the carriageway with 2 cameras for 2nd & 3rd lanes southbound.

Was relieved they were forward facing and glad I had backed off beore I saw the Police bike at the side of the road before the M25.

Then this morning the Police had pulled a load of bikers Northbound before Robin Hood roundabout. What’s that all about?

I dont think that police bike riders are allowed to peform any pursuit duties on health and safety grounds, so ya lucky.

“Then this morning the Police had pulled a load of bikers Northbound before Robin Hood roundabout. What’s that all about?”

They seem to have been doing lots of roadside censuses between New Malden and Roehampton over the last few months - maybe something to do with that?

Then what use are police bikes?

They must be able to follow you and tell you to stop (as I know from experience:blush

But if you try to out run them then they will give up???

I think it’s more escort duties and general patrol.

My local dealership services some police bikes, was talking to them and they said they are limited to around 80 mph (not sure on met or london) and arent meant to pursue. Not 100% sure, but is what I was told.

Limited to 80mph?

What force has limiters on their bikes???

Sounds like bull****.

Limited from the point of view of the equipment they carry and the stability of the bike at speed. Physical restriction not mechanical.

I heard some forces had limiting the wobbly Pans but hadn’t heard that about the BMWs they run…

Next time i see one, I will run a little test and report back

Good man! Don’t mind me if I just watch from the roadside

My force has withdrawn use of our STX1300 due to handling concerns at speed (140mph etc)

We don’t pursue directly we ‘loose follow’ whilst directing other units in…and to be honest it’s not hard for us to follow anyone just to keep them in view until support arrives…

Marvellous!

Are you a police rider my good man?

Yup, Class 1 for past 7 years…

You lucky bugga.

I got turned down from the police… it’s cos I was too young and english… positive discrimination sucks.