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Hey,
Saw a cop in an undercover brown metallic Nissan X-Trail (EDIT not Xterra) pulling somebody over with WA plates on Granville & 70th.

Looks like this one but light brown metallic:


Plate #: 448 ALH

Keep an eye out for this leach :horse on Granville St.

Ride safe.
 

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I always get amused at posts like this

So does this mean that you are supposed to memorize the plates that you see here, and check them against all vehicles as you speed.

I can't remember my own plate, let alone one posted on the internet about one undercover car that is one of probably 50 working Vancouver.

Yay.
 

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I always get amused at posts like this
Now there's two amused people.
I appreciate the "intent," of the post, however, if someone is foolish enough to be speeding, stunting or attracting attention in the middle of the city, they deserve to get caught, by ghost, or fully marked cars.

Have your fun where the police, and public, aren't.
It's a motorcycle, ride someplace deserted, and have at it.

Leave the "in town," stuff for noobs, amateurs and mouth breathing knuckle dragging thieves.
 

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Get outta the fast lane!!
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I didn't ask anyone to memorize plate numbers but when they drive something unique, why not give people a heads up. I usually do 80-90 down Granville in my cage and I was in my cage when I saw this dude.

Should be a sticky with all undercover cages posted up.
 
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Should be a sticky with all undercover cages posted up.
every time someone posts up about a ghost car, 20 pages of "well i saw this one" ensues. there is no point to a sticky on ghost cars. are you going to write down every plate and description that is remotely a ghost car, tape it to your tank, and be on the look out for them when you ride? you'll be super paranoid after the first page of the list. and not enjoying the ride. or paying attention to it.

better advice would be to ride smarter.
 

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I didn't ask anyone to memorize plate numbers but when they drive something unique, why not give people a heads up.
And I agree with the intent, as it is laudable.

(merely taking the conversation another step is all, no "slight," intended):)
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Cops are getting more 'tricky' with their ghost vehicles. The days of only driving Crown Vics sans the lights are long gone.
 

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I saw a cop in a Ferrari once; he was trying to catch a guy in a Porsche.

I think they decided to sit down and settle on the internet.
 

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I saw a Gran Prix GTP cop car in richmond today on 3 road and landsdown, had some retard pulled over in the middle of the bloody road
 
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I saw a Gran Prix GTP cop car in richmond today on 3 road and landsdown, had some retard pulled over in the middle of the bloody road
Hahah ya i always see that in richmond, idiots. Or like they stop on a busy road and cause a traffic jam instead of going to the side street 5 meters down.
 

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I didn't ask anyone to memorize plate numbers but when they drive something unique, why not give people a heads up. I usually do 80-90 down Granville in my cage and I was in my cage when I saw this dude.

Should be a sticky with all undercover cages posted up.
Time for someone to quote the Motor Vehicle act:
Section 73(1) "...the driver of a motor vehicle, when signalled or requested to stop by a peace officer who is readily identifiable as a peace officer, must immediately come to a safe stop."

The key point in that part of the act is the peace office/police must be readily identifiable.....a Nissan Xterra with blinking lights does not meet those requirements as any yokel could impersonate an officer..and you would be justified in maintaining your pace.
 

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Leave the "in town," stuff for noobs, amateurs and mouth breathing knuckle dragging thieves.[/QUOTE]

The only thieving were doing is stealing all the fun!
I think you need to strap your ass to a Supermoto and come out for a Crackers N Binners for Traction Night in Vancouver!:eek :rockon :devillook
 

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Actually JasonB is correct if you have a car like the Grand Prix, or X-Trail or Honda Civic attempt to pull you over phone 911 immediatly and have them confirm that it is a legit car, or continue on course until a MARKED car comes in and requests you to pull over.

and of course before you hand out your ID request to see there badge WITH supporting ID (this will have to be picture ID and the only acceptable items are DL, BC ID card, or Passport) if they refuse to give these items to you then you cannot be certain that they are a real cop and have every right to leave.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Cops are getting more 'tricky' with their ghost vehicles. The days of only driving Crown Vics sans the lights are long gone.
exactly...

I've been pulled over by a cop in an Infiniti (Q45 maybe?)
 

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Actually JasonB is correct if you have a car like the Grand Prix, or X-Trail or Honda Civic attempt to pull you over phone 911 immediatly and have them confirm that it is a legit car, or continue on course until a MARKED car comes in and requests you to pull over.

and of course before you hand out your ID request to see there badge WITH supporting ID (this will have to be picture ID and the only acceptable items are DL, BC ID card, or Passport) if they refuse to give these items to you then you cannot be certain that they are a real cop and have every right to leave.
so much for a warning hey! lol :laughing
 

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Lot's of great ideas here. Just make sure you're doing it for the safety reason instead of trying to get out of a ticket.

Cops can be understanding if you're not sure if they are a cop, especially if they're not in uniform. Ask them for their photo ID and badge with Regimental Number (RCMP), or Police Identification Number (Municipal). Go ahead and phone 911 to confirm their ID. A cop doing traffic enforcement in one of those nifty vehicles will be in uniform. Those vehicles will have emergency lights and sirens. The occasional time, you will see someone in plainclothes but their unmarked Ford Crown Victoria is a dead giveaway. If they're in plainclothes and driving a vehicle you don't normally associate with as a police car, then do a double take. Someone must have really done a bonehead move to cause that cop to initiate a stop. "Suits" rarely do traffic stops.

On the other hand, if you're refusing to stop because you're trying to get out of a ticket and end up with a police pursuit instead of using common sense, then you've opened up a whole new pandora's box. If the red and blue strobe lights and the siren still don't have you convinced, then maybe getting boxed in and having a gun pointed at you will. :)
 

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Lot's of great ideas here. Just make sure you're doing it for the safety reason instead of trying to get out of a ticket.

Cops can be understanding if you're not sure if they are a cop, especially if they're not in uniform. Ask them for their photo ID and badge with Regimental Number (RCMP), or Police Identification Number (Municipal). Go ahead and phone 911 to confirm their ID. A cop doing traffic enforcement in one of those nifty vehicles will be in uniform. Those vehicles will have emergency lights and sirens. The occasional time, you will see someone in plainclothes but their unmarked Ford Crown Victoria is a dead giveaway. If they're in plainclothes and driving a vehicle you don't normally associate with as a police car, then do a double take. Someone must have really done a bonehead move to cause that cop to initiate a stop. "Suits" rarely do traffic stops.

On the other hand, if you're refusing to stop because you're trying to get out of a ticket and end up with a police pursuit instead of using common sense, then you've opened up a whole new pandora's box. If the red and blue strobe lights and the siren still don't have you convinced, then maybe getting boxed in and having a gun pointed at you will. :)

Well said man.

If they're in plainclothes and driving a vehicle you don't normally associate with as a police car, then do a double take. Someone must have really done a bonehead move to cause that cop to initiate a stop. "Suits" rarely do traffic stops.
A plainclothes in an lowered unmarked toyota camry pulled ... someone i know... over for doing wheelies. Haha. Actually, multiple wheelies within 4 blocks :)
 
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