Police have been using the unmarked BMW 3 Series since 2018. However, in February 2022, three Lions Cobras joined the formation ranks. One of them went to Krakow, the second – to Nowy Sącz, and the third – to Kępno in Greater Poland. It was the last police car to get an interesting license plate.
The unmarked Cupry Leons are powered by two-liter TSI engines that develop 300 horsepower (at 5450 rpm) thanks to supercharging. The maximum torque is 380 Nm and is available from 1800 rpm. It reaches the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG.
The car has a limited slip differential that allows it to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
With unmarked police cars, the police are basically trying to “merge with the crowd”. However, the cops from Kopno came from a slightly different assumption, installing a PKE 1NA1 license plate on their Cobra.
Some Internet users claim that such a panel is an open provocation, the purpose of which is only to increase the number of tickets. Others note that it is difficult to talk about a provocation, because policemen drive in uniform, so spotting them in the car cabin is not a problem.
However, it is difficult to assume that police officers mistakenly obtained these registration numbers, which are also not an individual registration plate, which have a variable characteristic of the province (in the case of Greater Poland – P0, P1, etc. ). This means that the liaison department officials understood the policemen’s request or that one of the officials decided to “joke” with the officers.
Kępno’s Cupra Leon has recently noticed a huge hit.
Police arrested a 39-year-old Mercedes driver to search him, who exceeded the speed limit by 32 kilometers per hour. During the inspection it was found that he was wanted by the court. Avoid serving a sentence – 3 years imprisonment. He was also banned from driving. For the offense committed, he was fined 800 PLN and 6 penalty points. He was arrested and detained.
From Saturday onwards, meeting with an unmarked police car can be even more painful than it was.
From September 17, the number of penalty points for the most serious crimes on the road will increase. For a single offense, the driver will be able to receive up to 15 penalty points. Currently, the stipulated tariff for violations is estimated at 10 penalty points. Speed penalties will also change.
In a few days it will look like this:
- up to 10 km / h – 1 penalty point (currently no penalty points),
- 11 to 15 km/h – 2 penalty points,
- from 16 to 20 km / h – 3 penalty points (currently there are 2),
- from 21 to 25 km / h – 5 penalty points,
- from 26 to 30 km / h – 4 penalty points,
- from 31 to 40 km / h – 9 penalty points (currently 6 points),
- from 41 to 50 km / h – 11 penalty points (currently 8 points),
- from 51 to 60 km / h – 13 penalty points,
- from 61 to 70 km / h – 14 penalty points,
- More than 70 km / h – 15 penalty points.
In addition, penalty points will not be removed from the account until two years after the date of payment of the fine. Drivers will also not be able to take laps that reduce the number of penalty points. In addition, drivers who commit the same offense within two years must take into account the repeat offence and double the fine rate. It also applies to speed.
It is enough for the driver to go faster through:
- 31 to 40 km / h – fine PLN 800, setback PLN 1600,
- from 41 to 50 km / h – a fine of 1,000 PLN, return to criminality 2,000 PLN,
- 51 to 60 km / h – a fine of 1500 zlotys, back 3000 zlotys,
- 61 to 70 km / h – a fine of 2000 zlotys, return 4000 zlotys,
- 71 km / h and more – a fine of 2,500 PLN, return 5,000 PLN
It is better to leave the ‘challenge’ and keep going, because the ‘cup’ in the form of a ticket can be very expensive.
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