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Topic # 189276 22-Dec-2015 12:59
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I've seen a Wellington NZ motorcycle driver with a "POLITE" vest, in the same style as police high visibility vests.

Ironically the driver was doing about 110 in an 80, tail gating, and driving between lanes of traffic.

The vest manufacturer (whose name I'm not giving) claims it's only for bicyclist, and not for motorcyclist.

Obviously they know a motorcyclist can wear their vest.

Further the motorcyclist also had a helmet with an orange and blue square checkered stripe.

I'm sure the motorcyclist thinks he's being clever.

The police may not be able to arrest him for impersonating a motorcycle cop, but I hope they give him no slack when they pull him over.

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  Reply # 1455252 22-Dec-2015 13:01
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Please be polite to me whilst I be an idiot on my bike :)

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  Reply # 1455268 22-Dec-2015 13:09
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I remember a few years ago seeing a white Ford Falcon with a single roof rack bar with red pipe lagging on one side and blue on the other... I'm sure he thought he was very clever



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  Reply # 1455270 22-Dec-2015 13:12
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Other than for the purpose of slowing traffic down around you (as most poeple do when they see a police car/bike etc), I can't see what possible benefit this could have???

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  Reply # 1455272 22-Dec-2015 13:14
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Also been case of someone parking their station wagon on the roadside of a busy street with a pumpkin sitting on a box in the boot - from a distance, looked like a speed camera unit (back in the Camry days). AA spoke to police about it and police were all for it :)

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  Reply # 1455275 22-Dec-2015 13:17
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kingdragonfly: I've seen a Wellington NZ motorcycle driver with a "POLITE" vest, in the same style as police high visibility vests.

I've seen a fella in Auckland with the same vest. With a white bike and a white helmet which might have had some yellow reflective tape on it.

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  Reply # 1455276 22-Dec-2015 13:18
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I've seen this guy too. It made me wonder how close to looking like a cop you could get before it became a problem.

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  Reply # 1455278 22-Dec-2015 13:19
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Those vests featured on Dragons Den, the company producing them also sells them for horse riders . They are certainly visible

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  Reply # 1455283 22-Dec-2015 13:24
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It has to be "in circumstances likely to lead a person to believe that the person is a Police employee" to be an offence.  There is no offence for being a knob in a public place (unfortunately)

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  Reply # 1455299 22-Dec-2015 13:52
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I believe there's a lot of variation in NZ motor police helmets: sometimes no text, just "Police" and sometimes a black and white checkered stripe.

I don't think NZ motor cycle police use a orange and blue stripe on their helmets.

Still the driver use of orange and blue checkered stripe is just to fool fellow drivers.

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