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I was reading in the forum an ex-policeman telling a little anecdote story and it reminded me of an encounter with a police man that embelished itself in my memory,not a British policeman I would hastily add.

I was travelling by car from Glasgow to Bilbao in Spain on a little business trip. The two people that I was travelling with had driven on the continent before and I had never. So they were clever enough to arrange it so that when it came to Paris it was my time top drive. We stopped on a main street in Paris to meet some people in a a hotel and as there was nowhere to park (there never is in Paris) we double parked on a double yellow line and I was left to watch the car while the other two went into the hotel. I knew that if I was forced to move the car I would never find my way back so I sat in the passenger seat.

Eventually along came a policeman, a Gendarme, who asked me to move the car. I told him I could not move the car as it was not mine. He said again "Move the car". I said I could not move the car because I had no drivers license. He said again "Move the car". I tried to explain again that I could not move the car. I kid you not - he put his hand on his gun and said "Move the f**king car". I promptly got into the drivers seat, started the engine and drove off in the opposite direction from which he was going. I drove about a hundred meters up the road and parked on another double yellow line, got out, locked the car and headed for the hotel. He could shoot the f**king car if he wanted to it wasn't mine.

For that reason and a few others to this day I will not buy French goods of any kind. From cheese to wine to cars or anything. Sel a vie!!!!!!!!!!

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I drove drove coaches in several continents, Belgium, France, Paris, Germany, Italy & Austria (A few) Not just once, but many many times.

Never had a problem.

Although, I will say that the foreign police do make a bee-line for foregin drivers - It is easy money.

I agree 100% with what they do - They give you a roadside fine, and if you can't pay it, they will confinscate your vehicle, no matter what vehicle it is or who is in there. They should do that over HERE!!!

In austria, it was always a boat cruise, mainly the river Danube - and it was always cat and mouse with us trying to "Chase the boat" whether that be with my passengers on, going to catch the boat after a tour - or going to collect them from the boat to go on a tour.

Anyway, Driving through Austria, to catch the boat, 8mph over the speed limit, drives around the corner - Wham - Austrian police with hand held speed camera - pulls me in and fines me - Me? I have no money! Oops, brown stuff running - The passengers have a whip round and bail me out.

So, it pays to treat passengers with respect and to ensure they have a beautiful Holiday!

Still - I love Austria, it is a beautiful country and will always be my favourite place.

:x

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Admin for someone so young you have a very varied CV!

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What else you done?

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Quote :- From Admin....." I love Austria it is a beautiful country and will always be my favourite place"

So much for the Land of my Fathers then. :|?:|

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I was reading in the forum an ex-policeman telling a little anecdote story and it reminded me of an encounter with a police man that embelished itself in my memory,not a British policeman I would hastily add.

I was travelling by car from Glasgow to Bilbao in Spain on a little business trip. The two people that I was travelling with had driven on the continent before and I had never. So they were clever enough to arrange it so that when it came to Paris it was my time top drive. We stopped on a main street in Paris to meet some people in a a hotel and as there was nowhere to park (there never is in Paris) we double parked on a double yellow line and I was left to watch the car while the other two went into the hotel. I knew that if I was forced to move the car I would never find my way back so I sat in the passenger seat.

Eventually along came a policeman, a Gendarme, who asked me to move the car. I told him I could not move the car as it was not mine. He said again "Move the car". I said I could not move the car because I had no drivers license. He said again "Move the car". I tried to explain again that I could not move the car. I kid you not - he put his hand on his gun and said "Move the f**king car". I promptly got into the drivers seat, started the engine and drove off in the opposite direction from which he was going. I drove about a hundred meters up the road and parked on another double yellow line, got out, locked the car and headed for the hotel. He could shoot the f**king car if he wanted to it wasn't mine.

For that reason and a few others to this day I will not buy French goods of any kind. From cheese to wine to cars or anything. Sel a vie!!!!!!!!!!

Give a bloke a uniform is bad enough....... include a gun and its asking for trouble.

Its frightening really, seeing as it is only a traffic offence , that he felt the need to threaten you with his gun. :o

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A few years ago while driving a 53 seater coach around Paris I was stopped for speeding, not to much over but enough for a fine. But not having the right amount of money the 2 police men told me I had to go and find a bank to get the cash out.

The people on the coach, mainly old poeple got some money together but they stopped them from giving it to me, and called up another police car to take me to the bank to get some cash while they sat on the coach with the people.

I was gone 40 mins but got back and paid the fine

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They certainly don't like the English do they, perhaps they should take a fresh look at the war graves behind the Normandy beaches. British, Canadian and U.S troops , average age, 21.

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Quote :- From Admin....." I love Austria it is a beautiful country and will always be my favourite place"

So much for the Land of my Fathers then. :|?:|

South Wales is Beautiful - But Austria is more so. :P

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Lyngarth - My ex-colleagues had that done to them too. :_|

Escort to the bank - Not stopping the passengers giving the money to them.

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Imagine if the police/vosa gave fines like that to foreginers for offences, dodgy trucks etc. many would complain its against human rights or something or other, but we would have no problem with credit crunch!

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I was a policeman in North Wales Police from 1992-1993 and one day got a call on the radio that a shoplifter had just left Woolworths. So I ran through Rhyl town centre, quickly losing contact with my tutor constable (I was still being trained when I quit). I grabbed the offender and gave him his rights before marching him through the pedestrianised town centre. Having recently arrived in Rhyl I got lost. "Where's the nick?" I shouted out in frustration. The guy I'd lifted could'nt believe his ears "what ?, this copper does'nt know where the nick is... here I'll show you I've been there before" he said.... when my sergeant found out he was very unimpressed and a few months later I quit having decided that being a copper was not right for me so I went back to my trade.

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I don't think for a minute that he was actually going to shoot me. I think he was just ****ed off that some foreigner especially an Englishman (I am actually a Scot but he would not know that) had the cheek to park on a double yellow line in the heart of his ****y (I shaid that like Shaun Connery) and that is what ****ed me off. If I had been French I have no doubt he would have been a damn sight more polite. It is just racism and I am afraid that I dislike that intensly.

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Anyway, Driving through Austria, to catch the boat, 8mph over the speed limit, drives around the corner - Wham - Austrian police with hand held speed camera - pulls me in and fines me - Me? I have no money! Oops, brown stuff running - The passengers have a whip round and bail me out.

So, it pays to treat passengers with respect and to ensure they have a beautiful Holiday!

Still - I love Austria, it is a beautiful country and will always be my favourite place.

:x

But dont be too nice or you end up marrying one of them:x

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But dont be too nice or you end up marrying one of them:x

:^O:^O:^O:^O:^O ill get my :coat:^O

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Lyngarth - My ex-colleagues had that done to them too. :_|

Escort to the bank - Not stopping the passengers giving the money to them.

It was better driving in Spain, you knew where you stood there, stopped for speeding in the south of Spain = 200 fags or North of Spain = a bottle of scotch.

But never try that when in Germany, my mate did and he spent the next 36hrs sitting in a very small room with bars all by himself!!! then they took him for a fixed fine of

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