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  1. BREWSTERS United Kingdom

    BREWSTERS Well-Known Member

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    You may have already seen it - I hadn't until now - police taking a liver for transplant from Stanstead airport to a hospital in West London in 29 minutes...brilliant driving!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTN5X4JZFjU

    I can't get over how little traffic there was back then.
     
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    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    I did a ROSPA driving course about 20 years ago and the instructor was from Essex Police driving school who showed us this as an example of how to implement all we'd learned :)

    Essex handed over to the Met at Stanstead so he was keen to highlight the occasional mistake that the Met boys made :)

    An excellent watch though
     
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    did they remember the onions and gravy? :)
     
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    yep, good stuff
    key is knowing where you're going, or all is lost
    topography is more important than sheer speed
    old motors they were in back then too, no abs etc

    so little traffic like you say, but I guess would just go in a chopper now
     
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    Bloody brilliant video, thanks for posting that.
     
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    I used to transport "spare parts", which were in big white refrigerated boxes, clearly marked URGENT - HUMAN ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANT
    When you went through the hospital the crowds would scatter and make room for you to pass.
    I never worked out whether they were thinking let that important guy pass, there are lives waiting to be saved, or yeuuuch, that guy's got boxes of slippery bits!
    Regards
    Bruce
     
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    I imagine it is a fraction of the traffic there is now, but there do appear to be a number of helpful police officers along the road who are holding back oncoming traffic and traffic from the side roads. So it looks well planned.
     
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    I used to love those old Rovers. Brakes were indeed shit, but the car was built like a tank.
     
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