VIDEO:So if you were a traffic cop could you show the patience of these officers caught on camera on the A1?

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
9:06 PM

By far one of the most extraordinary encounters between police and a van driver suspected of driving an overweight van is set to be a YouTube hit.

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It is 15 minutes long but the film – made by the driver as he was pulled over for a routine check on the A1 in Cambridgeshire- is one of connoisseurs.

As the wrangle between the driver and police continued, incessantly, it was all caught on film and has now been posted to YouTube.

Viewers can plough through or fast forward the video themselves to see the outcome but the film will almost certainly be used for training new recruits to the police; it’s a classic exercise in demonstrating the patience police need to do their job.

Cambridgeshire police say their officers are trained to diffuse potential problems- the video shows just how far that patience can be tested.


  • I'm afraid I too would video them. I don't trust anyone in a uniform (except the armed forces). Sadly, the police do NOT know all the laws and assume that their uniform gives them to right to do as they please. It doesn't.

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    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • I have done a bit of reading around and this guy is what they call a "freeman of the land". Someone who has read some rubbish on the internet and thinks that 'acts of parliament' are not like laws and he chooses not to recognise them (as if one can choose!). They get on on trying to waste Police time on technicalities and by being difficult. All it really does is waste their time and public moneywages. The driver needs knocking down a peg or two.

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    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • What an argumentative idiot that driver is - it's a wonder he didn't get a good kicking Rodney King-style. As for trusting men in uniform, fenwoman, just reflect on that if you are ever lying injured in Helmand Province!

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    Monday, December 16, 2013

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