my POLICE vest...
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2018 LIBERTY 150S
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Wed May 22, 2019 1:04 pm quote
Wore this today.
Does seem to keep the drivers off my tail....might just be my imagination.
Yeah, the checked helmet strip is not a coincidence (black in daylight, white when lit )


Gas line boys are tearing up my coffee village - had to park on the sidewalk!


I got nothin'....


O.S.
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Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Wed May 22, 2019 1:19 pm quote
These have been brought up before here.

If you feel it protects you and TBH I'm sure it probably does because of the colour.

Wearing something to fool others in to thinking you are an office of the law though is not something I would be comfortable doing. I am married to a cops daughter (Chief Detective) and maybe it is sort of a respect thing.

But to each their own and it's not illegal AFAIK.
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Wed May 22, 2019 4:09 pm quote
Quote:
(Chief Detective)
Not RCMP then?
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Wed May 22, 2019 4:32 pm quote
waspmike wrote:
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(Chief Detective)
Not RCMP then?
Nope, those are really only in remote areas and for federal matters. In Ontario we have the OPP and larger municipalities have their own force. Yes, I know you were joking

The RCMP are actually a pretty impressive force and ironically known for their forensic skills especially with Macs. Go figure....

BTW the streetcar named desire joke last week did actually make me smirk.
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Wed May 22, 2019 5:09 pm quote
I used to live up north. OPP in one town. Our own municipal force in our town and RCMP about 100 klicks away as there is/was only one bridge on the Trans Canada.

I think Ontario and Quebec are the only ones with their own force. All others rely on RCMP. Cites are different.

I only noticed because your FIL isn't Inspector or Superintendent etc.

I will save the Gravel Road Cops for another day!
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Wed May 22, 2019 7:42 pm quote
Several years ago a motorcycle magazine did a test of the most visible colors to be noticed by other drivers.
So they wore Day-Glo orange and lime Aerostich jackets. No help.
They tried white and red, no better.
Finally, the BMW rider wore tan pants and a white shirt, with a black & white half helmet, and driver's got out of this way like the plague.
He looked like the California Highway Patrol (CHIPS)

I like the "Polite" vest. If anyone thinks it says "Police" then it's their reaction.
Of course, there's always the danger that when they discover you're not a cop, they'll run you off the road, but at least they saw you!
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Wed May 22, 2019 8:05 pm quote
Allens wrote:
He looked like the California Highway Patrol (CHIPS)
Yep you have to like like the locals!




But from a distance?
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Thu May 23, 2019 2:09 am quote
Uh, snakes are "armless"... kind of in the definition
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Fri May 24, 2019 11:34 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Uh, snakes are "armless"... kind of in the definition
perfect
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Sat May 25, 2019 6:13 am quote
waspmike wrote:
Allens wrote:
He looked like the California Highway Patrol (CHIPS)
Yep you have to like like the locals!
"Red and yellow, kill a fellow, red and black, send it back."
I've never seen either in the wild, but I'd probably have a heart attack.
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