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Old 10-01-13, 17:57
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Great idea Jim, would we need a logo
Thanks for the bump VanJak - you mean like a neighbourhood watch sticker for the back of the van Seriously though - NO
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Old 31-01-13, 17:55
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This section is great but I for one think its importance should be increased.

I have mentioned this is one or two posts before so forgive me if this isnt the first time you have have heard this.

This forum could become an incredibly powerful tool in combatting van theft.
Instead of just having this as a section YOU have to go to, have the info come to you on an Alert (like when you get a PM) - a copy of which would still be shown as a thread etc.

The news of a stolen van would spread all over the country incredibly quickly - there is members everywhere now and the amount of miles and roads we all cover on a daily/weekly basis i'm sure is staggering.

Who better to spot one than people who are van spotting anyway.

I'm not naive enough to think its as easy as just spotting a reg but we do mostly have a keen eye for the subtle details.


The information required for the post could be failry extensive - as much help as poss really, certainly would help when buying parts.

I personaly wouldn't mind if the first thing I have to do when I log on is read an RED ALERT about a stolen van.

Another thing that would be great if any sucess story was followed up with a Green Alert


What do you guys think - what about you mods/admin as i'm sure this would mean work for you

Any comments from Admin about this?
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Old 31-01-13, 18:09
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What a great idea have you contacted admin about this idea? I'm sure they could work some thing on the forum profile page above or below the ads or something like that?
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Old 13-02-13, 13:22
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I can't see any donwsides to this...

We're looking into the tech side of it now - good idea van quish et all

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Old 13-02-13, 13:31
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Default Re: Van Watch

Think id quite like the idea of a Van Watch sticker in the van, i know if its going to get taken, its going to go... but if there is something on it, saying that people will be watching for the van, it may help deter them???
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Old 13-02-13, 13:49
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You got my vote on this..
A great idea -

I'm in
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Old 13-02-13, 20:50
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Many years ago there was a scheme (whether it was just Essex police) but all it was, was a sticker displayed on the vehicle inviting the police to stop it and question the driver if it was out on the road between set hours. I think it was called vehicle watch and the sticker was fluorescent green so was conspicuous. Checking the web looks like some forces may still be running this, might be worth checking.
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Old 16-02-13, 17:25
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I can't see any donwsides to this...

We're looking into the tech side of it now - good idea van quish et all
Cheers

I hope the technical side isnt too much of a headache

If this comes off I'd recommend everyone get loads of photos of their vans, especially identifiable marks and features so if the unthinkable happens, they can be uploaded asap
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Old 16-02-13, 17:45
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Great idea Thefts seem to be on the increase Any deterant is a good one
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Old 16-02-13, 19:25
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Many years ago there was a scheme (whether it was just Essex police) but all it was, was a sticker displayed on the vehicle inviting the police to stop it and question the driver if it was out on the road between set hours. I think it was called vehicle watch and the sticker was fluorescent green so was conspicuous. Checking the web looks like some forces may still be running this, might be worth checking.
Essex did in fact do this as 'Vehicle Watch'

I had stickers on my cars and not once did I get stopped- great scheme x

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