hi everyone, i was on the m6 yesterday in my black rocket machine 500bhp supra doing 73 mph. i saw the new police range rover ( £40,000) worth and i passed it , they were in the slow lane at 60mph. they speeded up and tail gated me, later i realised this was to read my number plate. i turned off at the next junction and yes you guessed it they followed me. i was trying to make an appointment at fullwood hospital so i did not want a road side discusssion, but as i approached fullwood they put their six blue lights on and i pulled over. a young officer so polite said could i come and sit in their vehicle to discuss my number plates. i said can we meet somwhere later as i had to make my appointment. he said it will only, hopefully take a few minutes. the officer at the wheel was in his 50's, he was also patronisingly polite. he pointed out that as from march this year a new numer plate law was now in force and my plates did not meet the specification, i did not have the company name and post code at the centre bottom of my plates and i did not have the BS au145a kite mark in the bottom right hand corner of my plates. i knew they were smelling for alchohol and quickly trying to judge my charachter. i decided to be calm and polite, i explained that the car had been MOT'D three times, had been stolen and recovered based on the plates traceability etc. they said they were just carrying out new orders from above, based on congestion charging avoidance in cities and terrorists using false plates. i said i had an important meeting and they agreed to allow me to move on and change my plates, and thank god almighty they let me off with a warning for such a serious crime. i don't know if it made any difference as i told them i had family at different levels in the police and CID, non of them in the traffic division. i have three cars taxed, insured, MOT, etc. unlike 25% of the motorists in our area. WHAT ARE WE COMMING TO ? somone please tell me ? when i left the motorway there were cars in the fast lane passing me like i was stopped and i was doing 75 mph, the police obviously locked onto me and decided to hunt me down, simply because i have a fast car. you have two guys paid circa £30K EACH, A £40k vehicle, all clothing supplied, no chance of redundancy, and they are sitting me in their vehicle to come down on my number plates. it's not real ! i also told them that terrorists and criminals will always obtain false plates, and so will the congestion charge dodgers, i also said i would wager that 80 % of them where not from these shores. i started to feel that they were loosing the integrity of what was being said, and they were not happy with what they had done, just following orders, looking for easy pickings. i was late for my appointment and wound up. herbiemercman.