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Seem to remember a story bout these give you certain immunity from getting your collar felt if affixed to the vehicle. A white circle with a picture of a black rat in it. Can anyone shed more light on this pls. Saw one again today and it's been bugging me like mad

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Was that a guess ? I seem to remember it being something about an army regiment possibly if that helps
 
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From an ebay listing

Originally Met traffic officer. Now in general use. Allegedly chosen as a motif because it's one of the only animals that'll actually eat it's own young! Until fairly recently a traffic officer could place a black rat sticker in their private car as an unobtrusive way of 'showing out' to colleagues, in the hope that they wouldn't get pulled for driving offences etc.Who knows !!!!
 
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lots of 'memorabilia' Here..

Only 50p for....

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love this bit...

"Post & Packaging will be at Royal Mail rates - For mugs we recommend insurance"

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Met :rolleyes: rats in cars and horses with a ****half way up their backs ;)
 
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A black rat is a traffic cop of any force

My understanding is they called themselves black rats cause they love to "eat their own"

IE they LOOOVE nicking other coppers

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