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This old chestnut...

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This old chestnut...

I was chatting to a traffic cop earlier today (socially) and asked a question I've often been curious about. Do traffic play highway snooker; whereby they start their day by nicking a white car followed by a red one, then a colour and so on etc. etc. keeping a tally of their score snookerwise!!
He said he doesn't (and I believe him) but he's aware on the quiet it does happen, the highest score he's heard of is a "break" of 65.
I'm glad I drive a silver car, but my regular coach is white!!
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How many points do you get for a Blue car?  I`d better drive very carefully, as I also carry three reds on the rear ! !  Cheesy
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5 for a blue, I too am glad that I drive a silver car..
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But it's a foul shot to "pot/nick" 2 reds (or more) in a row...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
James
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I remember seeing an article when I was in primary school, probably about 16 years back showing the points for the colours.
Silly policemen didn't know it was 6 for a pink and 7 for a black Smiley
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So I would be safe then. My Land Rover is half green, half cream, so it would be a foul shot potting the cue ball as well Smiley
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I catch a red/white bus,wonder what that is worth ?
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Quote from: greyposter
... a red/white bus ...

That will depend upon whether you are playing Snooker or Billiards Smiley
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Is that why some cars seem to have stripes down the middle - to enable the police to play pool/billiards instead of snooker?
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I thought that was for Volley Ball Cool Roll eyes
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I drive a 1 pointer so I guess that's why I've never been booked by a plod. Smiley
So the best car to drive is a white one as it's points away....must remember that. Smiley
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Can't remember the last time I saw a brown car on the road. In the seventies they were quite common, especially Austin Princesses, Morris Itals. Looking out over the car park at work, the majority of cars are silver (boring).
I think the police must be better than the majority of motorists at spotting black cars, since the police have on two occasions pulled over to help my wife change a wheel on her black Ford Ka, but other drivers seem not to notice her when they pull out of junctions in front of her or cut her up on a roundabout.
My other car isn't a Ferrari
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They do say never buy a green car if you live in the country for obvious reasons.
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dont know what game mine comes under its a metalic blue/siver (Sky Blue?)
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@Marenello
Thought all your cars were red, (have seen a few other but they are rare)