You’re driving around – perhaps a bit quicker than allowed – and you see a car in the rear view mirror that looks like it means business. Is it a cop car or is it just Bill from accounting trying to get home after a long day of work?

We’ve pulled together a few tips to help you distinguish between the general public and unmarked cop cars in the hopes that it might keep you off the cold shoulder and out of the Five-0’s sneaky clutches.

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