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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« on: September 26, 2009, 05:59:17 pm »
Need to check out the 112 police number but still go advice, thought i would post this as it's getting darker at night

Linz

As far as I am aware, 112 uses a system called triangulation so they can also pinpoint exactly where you are phoning from.

 I know you dont all live in Dorset but a mobile is a mobile where ever you live I didnt know about 112 did you ?.

A bit of useful advice - verified by the Dorset Police .
The number does work from a mobile.

This actually happened to someone's daughter. Lauren was 19 yrs old and in college.
This story takes place over the Christmas/New Year's holiday break.

It was the Saturday before New Year and it was about 1.00pm in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend,
when an UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put its lights on. Lauren's parents have 4 children (of various ages)
and have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road , but rather wait until they get to a service station, etc
So Lauren remembered her parents' advice, and telephoned 112 from her mobile phone.
This connected her to the police dispatcher she told the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing blue light on his rooftop behind her and
that she would not pull over right away but wait until she was in a service station or busy area.
The dispatcher checked to see if there was a police car where she was and there wasn't and he told her to keep driving,
remain calm and that he had back-up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 police cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her.
One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind.
They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground...... ..the man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew that bit of advice, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you do not have to pull over for an UNMARKED car.
Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a 'safe' place.
You obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them I.e., put on your hazard lights) or call 112 like Lauren did.
Too bad the mobile phone companies don't give you this little bit of wonderful information.
So now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112
(112 is an emergency number on your mobile that takes you straight to the police because 999 does not work if you have no signal) .
This is good information that I did not know!

Please pass on to all your friends, especially any females.

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 06:05:14 pm »
ok according to Assist abroad http://www.assistabroad.co.uk/useful-info.php

United Kingdom +44

112 or 999. 101 is now used as a non-emergency number for police and local authorities in several areas in England and Wales and will be extended to cover all of England and Wales by 2008

Linz

doganjo

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Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 06:51:39 pm »
A lot of the info on that site is wrong.  NHS 24 website and phone number for instance. and I can't see anything on there about lone drivers.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 06:54:19 pm »
sorry the info about the lone drivers didn't come of the the site ( got an email about that) I just looked it up about the 112 number and found the site.

Linz

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 07:05:33 pm »
Okay ignore my posting above

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/policestop.html

btw 112 does work but just the same as 999

Linz

sam.t

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • goole east yorkshire
Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 11:22:09 am »
also when i did a course through the army cadets we were told that if you are out in middle of no where break down no service on phone for example you can phone 999, 911 or 112 etc and not only do you get the normal emergancey help you would expect but you can be put through to 47 different emergancy help lines

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 07:12:02 am »
Thanks for that, will pass it on to daughter and daughter in law now.  Sitting here trying to type with fingers crossed for a fluffy event today!!! ;D

doganjo

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Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 07:04:17 pm »
Saw Linz today - very tired and fed up, but only 8 days till induced if babe doesn't decide to come on its own so not long now.  Tam has my number to let me know as soon as she whelps ;D ;D ;D
Will be on here like a flash when I know.  He told me that the midwife reckoned it was a big laddie - what do midwives know - my guess is it's pretty little girl!
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

HappyHippy

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Re: lone drivers and unmarket police cars
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 07:15:21 pm »
They told me twice I was having a BIG boy, both girls 7lbs and 7.5 lbs, so not even that big really !  ;)
It's all just guesses unless they get a really good scan picture - but even they can be wrong ! LOL!
We'll all just have to wait & see  ;D

 

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