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by nick
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Lancashire Constabulary accredit AA to assist with traffic m
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Lancashire Constabulary accredit AA to assist with traff

Living in the immediate area of the Open, I saw the results of allowing the AA to direct traffic. Results were: RPU motorcyclist in full fluorescent top and trousers directing traffic at a junction with ats's - and countermanding lights. Motorists took no notice of plod and followed signals. Very an...
by nick
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Re: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?

My "wish list" would definately support this. Though, got to say, the voice on my other shoulder questions the cost of 30 years jail. Problem is that so many dysfunctionals can't either count or remember how to count to three. After 57 years on this earth (with 10 of them for plod), not much surpris...
by nick
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Derailment of Topics
Replies: 45
Views: 4955

Re: Derailment of Topics

Hi chaps, My cage has been duly "rattled" back to life by a missive (email) from good ol' falk. Got to say that I did stop looking in on the forum 'cos it became a back-slapping retort-swilling club between a handful of (hopefully) totally ratted good chaps. In truth, it was becoming boring, with (I...
by nick
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Removing car wrecks with the dead still inside will ease con
Replies: 20
Views: 2032

Re: Removing car wrecks with the dead still inside will ease con

One of Mr B's better ideas, but absolutely nothing new. Going back 40 odd years, in the North West, it was nearly always the policy to remove accident / fire damaged vehicles from the public streets where persons were trapped and, shall we say "somewhat fire damaged". Vehicles were uplifted, covered...
by nick
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Lap top truckers
Replies: 32
Views: 2416

Re: Lap top truckers

Simon, Hi. I'm all for free speech, and respect everyone's views. More importantly, their right to say it. (That's what many of will remember at 11am tomorrow.) We'll certainly not "fall out" over certain of Mike's comments, however he could be a little more cautious in the way he expresses himself....
by nick
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Lap top truckers
Replies: 32
Views: 2416

Re: Lap top truckers

Mike C wrote: Lets hope we don't have the same Great Architect hey Bob, or you'll be blackballed quicker than you can say HATO!!! I'll guess that you won't tell anyone else here how you have been 'pro active' in helping remove dangerous truckers from the roads hey Bob? Neither will i. Inappropriate,...
by nick
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Proposed Night Moves of Abnormal Loads by Highways Agency
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: Proposed Night Moves of Abnormal Loads by Highways Agency

Had a similar experience to Rob in South Wales some time ago. It didn't involve a night move, but the movement order we received didn't include a "diversion after [date] warning". Even after doing the job by the book, and speaking to every police area en-route, we were confronted with unexpected div...
by nick
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: M1 block breech
Replies: 43
Views: 4829

Thanks Haywain, though don't think that I'm going to let you get away with such a simplistic answer. Yes, the TMA confers such powers to TOs, but how do you give the direction to the motorist whilst mobile ? You know what you want the motorist to do, but how do you direct the motorist to do it? To b...
by nick
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: M1 block breech
Replies: 43
Views: 4829

grim reaper wrote therefore she is guilty of disregarding the instruction on the vehicle matrix. Don't all jump down my throat, but I'm just curious as to what legal standing the legend displayed on a VMS actually has. Obviously, it's bloody stupid to ignore it. If it says POLICE STOP, or TRAFFIC OF...
by nick
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Driving ban for 'look, no hands' policeman who raced past sp
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Call me old fashioned, but the words "complete" and "tosser" come to mind.

-Nick
by nick
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Abuse of rear reds on the h/s
Replies: 467
Views: 60385

Most of this makes a whole load of sense.
by nick
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: How far do HATOs powers extend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

Just to explain to any forum member reading this who isn't fully aware of abload rules, and to clarify why I'm asking the question.... When an abnormal load needs to move from A to B, because of it's weight, or dimensions (or both), permission has to be granted by every Chief Constable whose area th...
by nick
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: How far do HATOs powers extend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

Thanks for that RT and cone dropper. It was probably an unfair question, and very general, but it really wasn't asked with any particular incident in mind. You appreciate that, apart from yourselves as TOs, and even after all this time, very few people actually know the boundaries of your remit and ...
by nick
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: How far do HATOs powers extend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

How far do HATOs powers extend?

Following a post on another forum, involving abnormal loads being ordered off the motorway by HATOs, I reproduce my post on the topic, and pose this question........ I wonder if HATOs have the authority to countermand a police [abnormal load] movement order? We all know that they have the powers of ...
by nick
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Abnormal Load Escorting!
Replies: 117
Views: 24786

In an attempt to clarify my last post on the topic, and having obtained permission from the author, this is an edited version of the scenario, which occurred on a south of England motorway: ........"H.A.T.O.s weren't happy that a private escort was involved in moving the load as the load had to stop...