Securicor Van

Discussion in 'Time Out' started by Carl-CSNM, May 9, 2007.

  1. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    While I was out this morning, in-front of me was a securicor van (the ones that transport money from shops etc).

    On the back was a sticker saying "Police follow this van"

    I didn't get it though - Why would they have a sticker saying that when there wasn't anything wrong? :|
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
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  2. compuclean

    compuclean UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yeah, I've seen a few of those too - I can imagine them being pulled over, and the driver saying "What???"

    Maybe it's just a North East thing...
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: compuclean Member since: Jan 2, 2006
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  3. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I guess it means if Police vehicles are just wandering around on patrol then they may as well escort the Securicor van whenever possible.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
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  4. AlphOmega

    AlphOmega UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    In one of my driving jobs, as I was carrying a valuble load I had a sign to show the police if they ever wanted to pull me over "I will follow you to the nearest Police location" The comapny policy was not to stop at the side of the road if pulled by the police - cant see that being accepted by the police!
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: AlphOmega Member since: May 21, 2006
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  5. mumper

    mumper UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It might be stating that the Police follow the vehicle in an attempt to deter robbers or hijackers or other naughty types.:)
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: mumper Member since: Jun 3, 2005
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  6. SpeedyExpressCouriers

    SpeedyExpressCouriers UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Its just a sign to scare people.

    Many Securicor vans are robbed and its surprising that they have the sticker because I've never heard of anybody being arrested on the spot.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: SpeedyExpressCouriers Member since: Aug 27, 2006
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  7. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    The police are informed of schedules and try to make sure that patrols will be crossing routes at the same time. Does not seem to be a very effective practise.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  8. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Lonely, dyslexic Securicor driver.

    "Please follow this van."
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
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  9. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Huh? :| :|
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
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  10. Top Hat

    Top Hat UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Surely 'No Cash Inside' would be better
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Top Hat Member since: Mar 3, 2005
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  11. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ok Carl:
    dyslexic: can't spell
    Driver spelt "police" when he meant "please"..
    It was a joke (nearly), based on a homophone.

    Up to speed now? (A pun, also a joke, nearly)
    :)
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
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  12. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    :D I understand now.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
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  13. mumper

    mumper UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yep - telling fibs to would-be robbers; that'll put them off:D
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: mumper Member since: Jun 3, 2005
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  14. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    homophone ain't seen any of those in Tesco's

    loads of Nokia not sure a homophone would be politically correct :)
     
    Posted: May 9, 2007 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  15. Adman

    Adman UKBF Regular Free Member

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    My mate's dyslexic is a member of DNA - the National Dyslexia Association

    oldgit
     
    Posted: May 10, 2007 By: Adman Member since: Jul 27, 2006
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  16. stugster

    stugster UKBF Legend Free Member

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    We have a few up here... I phoned my police friend and apparently it is meant to mean "Unmarked Police follow this van".

    Now, you have to prove it :)
     
    Posted: May 10, 2007 By: stugster Member since: Feb 1, 2007
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  17. Guest

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    They must wash with Persil ;)
     
    Posted: May 11, 2007 By: Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  18. Short Time Stationery

    Short Time Stationery UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    So thats what's meant by a clean getaway, or is it money laundering.

    I'll get my coat
     
    Posted: May 11, 2007 By: Short Time Stationery Member since: Mar 5, 2007
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  19. Guest

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    As a retired security operative (35 years) I was perplexed somewhat by this notice seen on CIT vans and wondered if it was requesting the police to in fact follow the van or just stating that the police do or are following the van at any one time. Weired to say the least and now as a graphic designer producing security signs and stickers for security companies not very impressed:|
     
    Posted: Oct 25, 2008 By: Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  20. The Printed Bag Shop

    The Printed Bag Shop UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    What it means is that police track the van so if you hijack the van the driver presses a button and the police know where they are.
     
    Posted: Oct 25, 2008 By: The Printed Bag Shop Member since: Mar 13, 2007
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