I work in a Naval base for those who dont know, and every now and agin you get stopped on the way in by drugs dogs teams, explosives dogs etc or just a car search by the MOD Plod.
Well, today, for a change they had two civvy coppers in a 5 series and a VOSA man. I **** it as i drove in to work in the Audi, and ive only had it three days. He basically checked all my suspension components, all four tyres, tint percentage on the front windows (49%, 4% over the limit!), all lights including indicators and hazards separate, and underneath with a sodding MOT hammer! I bet they thought their christmas had come early, 19"s, lowered, HIDs.. Never picked up a thing.
I sat in the car the whole way through and the civvy copper was being a tool trying to get me to get out and follow the VOSA guy. I said it had been MOTd a week ago and i was confident, and he said "this is far beyond the MOT 'mate', this goes into detail'.. I wonder if its not on the MOT, how can it be declared as a problem? They were all really, really, really dying to pick something up.
I also mentioned that the base was Private Land, what would happen if anything was picked up, and the woman copper (who was quite nice about it all) just mentioned that they would have to prove it had been on the public road.
Anyway, it was kind of nice finding out that the car passed a VOSA man inspection, even if it was inpromptu at the side of the road. Think ill take the tints off the fronts though, a little error in calibration one day could result in a producer..
As i drove away one guy was getting bald tyres ripped into in an Escort, and they had just pulled a 25 in. Funnily enough, all the cars they pulled were older than about 8 years too.