Highways Agency?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Eiron, May 14, 2005.

  1. Eiron

    Eiron Guest


    Those wannabee traffic police who drive around the motorways in gaily
    coloured Shoguns emblazoned with something like "Highways Agency" -
    do they have any powers? Is it considered polite to slow down to 80
    when passing them? When sitting in a nice warm car on the hard shoulder
    and they point a clipboard at you and say "Step away from the vehicle"
    is it wise to obey?
    Eiron, May 14, 2005
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  2. Eiron

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    None whatsoever
    They do have radios that they could speak to the police on , but thats about


    Hermes: "We can't afford that! Especially not Zoidberg!"
    Zoidberg: "They took away my credit cards!"

    Dr Zoidberg, May 14, 2005
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  3. Eiron

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Eiron came up with the following;:
    Nope. Well, they have the power to organise traffic cones and shit like
    that. Did I say organise, what I meant was ...
    Why bother?
    Yes. But only because [1] most accidents happen on the hard shoulder of
    motorways so it's wise to not just sit in the car, whatever the weather.

    [1] So someone, somewhere, proved statistically.
    Paul - xxx, May 14, 2005
  4. Eiron

    JP Guest

    It depends on what they are. There are a new breed called Highways
    Agency Traffic Officers - they have no powers but its an offence not
    to comply with their directions (bearing in mind this would be things
    like closing off lanes after an RTA then probably wise to follow them
    anyway!) Dont worry about speed - they have no detection equipment
    (yet!). And they are only in radio contact with their control who have
    contact with police control - they have no direct link (again - yet!)
    with police. They use a totally different radio system - not the new
    emergency services tetra system
    JP, May 17, 2005
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