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by Orinoco
Wed May 30, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Slow down, Move over Campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

Re: Slow down, Move over Campaign

If motorists don't take notice of "RED X" signs above their lane (and they don't), what chance is there of them moving over when (IF) they see flashing beacons on the H/S? AND....... how & who will police it? Education is the ONLY way without anyone to enforce the law on the motorway. Can't knock an...
by Orinoco
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Moving on
Replies: 28
Views: 6970

Re: Moving on

WELL.......I'M BACK!!! :slbi:
by Orinoco
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!
Replies: 29
Views: 6159

Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

UPDATE! http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/54558/hasna-gets-refund "A SICK motorist wrongly fined by the Highways Agency has got her money back, thanks to the Chronicle." "She was fined £150 for the recovery of the car and a £20 daily holding fee." "But thanks to interv...
by Orinoco
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Unfit kit, especially for ISUop.
Replies: 56
Views: 10301

Re: Unfit kit, especially for ISUop.

I do a great job every day I'm in and love it. The organisation is far from perfect. Neither is any other like ours, Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambo, Coastguard, NHS, etc,etc. ask any of their staff............. Our kit could be improved on granted, but it probably won't be, there's NO money! Nowt is go...
by Orinoco
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!
Replies: 29
Views: 6159

999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/54370/999-sick-drivers-big-bill-shock Does she have a point? Are the HA right to remove her car and charge for it? Are the HA cashing in on someone's misfortune? Do the HA have a responsibility to other road users to have the car immed...
by Orinoco
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motorcycle Video Generates Four Million Hits
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Motorcycle Video Generates Four Million Hits

Staged :slyr:

Oh and it's nearly April Fools Day again, you've been warned.
by Orinoco
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Fend Position Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4136

Re: Fend Position Question

I don't fend (my preference).......wheels straight, TOV straight, 25m behind scene, everyone out of vehicles behind barrier. 40 tonne of HGV at 56MPH and the TOV is only going in one direction! I only hope one of us sees it coming so we can all run VERY quickly........ a lonnnng way! That's all base...
by Orinoco
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Saving fuel/mileage ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Re: Saving fuel/mileage ?

is aimlessly driving around the network not boring too...... ? :slch: Give yourself an aim then, ie: educate the suicidal MOP doing an offside wheel change, how many of those don't the RCC know about, neither will we if we don't patrol? How many MOPs have you come across just waiting for "the Polic...
by Orinoco
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Police In 'Ditch The Device' Warning
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Police In 'Ditch The Device' Warning

Mon, 07 March 2011 Courtesy of: Norfolk Constabulary Source: http://www.policeoracle.com/news/Police-In-Ditch-The-Device-Warning_31465.html Road policing officers in Norfolk are warning motorists who use laser jammers to ditch the devices – or face prosecution. The warning comes after 58-year-old ma...
by Orinoco
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police Pay Cut 'Needed To Keep Jobs'
Replies: 15
Views: 1912

Re: Police Pay Cut 'Needed To Keep Jobs'

It's disgusting what this government are doing to the police when they continue to allow the professional gamblers in the city of london to carry on their reckless ways completely unrestricted. It's just wrong :slr: BUT, it's where they get there Political Party funding from so it ain't gonna chang...
by Orinoco
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Hard shoulder policy when assistance arrives!
Replies: 24
Views: 3422

Re: Hard shoulder policy when assistance arrives!

Some of you seem to be expecting more than miracles!!!! We are a National Governmment Organisation with National Procedures and Guidlines and we can't even get it right on a Regional basis what F##Kin' chance is there of getting the Vehicle Recovery industry to work to a consistant set of guidlines....
by Orinoco
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motoring Pet Hates
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Motoring Pet Hates

When it's frosty and been snowing, those that drive with 8"'s of snow on their roof and a 3" gap on the windscreen to see through. :slr: There is hope yet! http://www.policeoracle.com/news/Forces-Warn-Motorists-To-Clear-Snow_28789.html Tho' I've seen no evidence to suggest that our local constabula...
by Orinoco
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Police Compensation
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Police Compensation

Very often it seems to be cheaper to pay out than run up a costly court case. Seems that's the biggest cop out anywhere :slre: :slre: It is a cop out but unfortunately as we head on in to the USA style of litigation over liability paying out is the cheaper option. Remember the "Legal Process" was d...
by Orinoco
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lancashire Police could axe all 427 PCSOs
Replies: 83
Views: 5993

Re: Lancashire Police could axe all 427 PCSOs

So PCSOs were created to look like Police Officers, and now coppers are dressing up as PCSOs. :slsix: SOOOOOOO, instead of sitting on verges and Police Perches in full view the RPU Enforcement Officers could patrol, posing as HATO's and their figures would go through the roof. Whilst doing that the...