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HATO history, first years

Post by falkor » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:48 pm

have you ever wondered what the first year of HATO working was like? how did it happen? why did it happen ? where did it happen?

The Highways Agency itself began in 1994 but The Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service (TOS) itself did not launch FOR ANOTHER TEN YEARS!

2004 and Traffic Officers and TOVs were launched onto Britains's motorways, but where? how? and what was it like?

can anybody comment on the first day, the first week, the original outstations? :slgo:
Highways Agency Traffic Officers (HATOs) began working alongside police on motorways in the West Midlands. The roll out of traffic officers was completed on 18 July 2006 and they now cover all of the motorway network within England, i.e. that which is owned or managed by the Highways Agency, and some of the All-Purpose Trunk Road (APTR) network.
Finer detail than this would be great - was anybody a T.O 2004 - 2005? :slhehe:

What this site needs is a standalone well written A4 page, to describe in loving detail when the TOS began, perhaps why it began but certainly how it began. The people who started the TOS, the original T.Os, the original TOVs, the first outstations, can anyone have a go at this?

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by Firehawk » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:05 am

Falkor

There was a bloke that worked for us here in Aus that told me before he came out that one of his job at the home office was to set up the HATO with a small team of staff. I will see if I can contact him for some info.

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by snafu » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:02 am

It started badly and got worse.

The End

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by Nighthawk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:10 pm

snafu wrote:It started badly and got worse.

The End

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by slabber » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:20 pm

snafu wrote:It started badly and got worse.

The End

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Image :slby:

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by pongolad » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:45 pm

That coffin is far too posh, slabber :slh: Government cut backs mean only a recycled cardboard box is available :sldoh:

I'll do the Recognition of Life Extinct (ROLE) form, if you'd like :slgo:

When & where is the wake?? :sltm: :sltm:

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by TangoOscar31 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:08 pm

pongolad wrote:When & where is the wake?? :sltm: :sltm:
It's got to be at a butty van surely? :sleye: :slbe:

Come on Slabber, get it organised!!! :slgo:

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Re: HATO history, first years

Post by Firehawk » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:43 am

I tired to get in contact with the bloke but he left earlier than I thought.

Sorry but I will try and get in contact with him at a later stage.

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