Brit traffic cops fav quip: Who do you think you are Lewis Hamilton?

October 10th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 10 (ANI): British traffic cops, it seems, are trying to make their job a little fun, as according to a new survey, the officers always greet speeding vehicles with witty one-liners their favourite quip being: Who do you think you are Lewis Hamilton?

The joke, an update of one used since the 1950s about race legend Stirling Moss, tops a survey of officers favourite opening lines.

While a woman was greeted saying Good evening, Mrs Schumacher, boys have been picked upon by telling, Congratulations sir youve just achieved pole position, or Did you accidentally fill your petrol tank with nitrous oxide?

The first Metropolitan Police poll of its kind found other questions asked included: Hows the audition for Death Race 2000 going?; Testing this vehicle for NASA, are we?; Is this your vehicle? Youre driving like you stole it; Are you on your way to a funeral? Because itll be yours if you keep driving like that.

A woman turned red when asked by a cop Is the baby due any moment?

Drivers pulled over for tailgating have been asked: Can I assume you have Hollywood stunt brakes fitted to your car?

And others caught in a bus lane have faced the put-down: How much is it for a single to Piccadilly Circus?

Drivers are on edge when theyve been pulled over, so an opening gambit helps break the ice, The Sun quoted Inspector Mick Dunn, as saying.

The survey emphasized upon the fact that cops basically want to ensure safety on the road.

Once a man was dashing his wife to hospital when he cut up PC Dan Wells in Fulham, South-West London, an officer prepared to warn him, but when he noticed the baby arriving in the car and helped deliver the 6lb girl. (ANI)

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