AA patrols to get some police powers ?

  HondaMan 15:50 PM 20 May 13
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  Bing.alau 16:28 PM 20 May 13

I think it might be a good idea if they were to just report offences such as lack of a genuine road tax disc. But to do it without the knowledge of the offender. If the AA staff start reporting drivers/owners for such things as not having seat belts fastened or phoning whilst driving, then all hell could break loose with maybe some one lashing out in a temper.

If I was an AA man I would tell the boss that it is someone else's job.

  oresome 17:14 PM 20 May 13

I can envisage a conflict of interest.

If you're a AA member, may be let off with a polite warning. A member of the RAC and marched off.

Take out their plumbing services and get a caution etc.

  bumpkin 19:41 PM 20 May 13

Why would any law abiding individual object to this.

  morddwyd 19:41 PM 20 May 13

It's not new.

Police powers to delegate have always been there, as the link makes clear.

That is why, at your local agricultural show, you can be moved on by a steward.

  Quickbeam 19:49 PM 20 May 13

The AA & RAC have for years made it clear that they won't recover a vehicle without a valid tax disc, so it's unlikely that they'll come into direct contact with the dodgers.

  Quickbeam 19:49 PM 20 May 13

The AA & RAC have for years made it clear that they won't recover a vehicle without a valid tax disc, so it's unlikely that they'll come into direct contact with the dodgers.

  Aitchbee 20:09 PM 20 May 13

Recently, whilst getting off the bus in downtown Glasgow [southside], I noticed two men who looked like policemen - I think they are called community wardens - getting out of a hastily parked vehicle [three feet from the pavement ... it was an unusual-looking car with a telescopic swivelling camera mounted on the roof], procede to 'capture' and arrest a man whom they spotted smoking a cigarettte inside a telephone kiosk.

Very scary.

  Al94 20:24 PM 20 May 13

Saw a police car today, speeding in a 30, one brakelight not working ad driver using mobile phone!

  bumpkin 20:42 PM 20 May 13

Aitchbee, "smoking a cigarettte inside a telephone kiosk." That is because someone else may wish to use it. I don't like the smell of strong perfume so that should be banned in telephone kiosks also. No problems around here though as all kiosks are smashed up so plenty of ventilation.

  carver 20:48 PM 20 May 13
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Well when they can't afford proper police men/ women to do the job then any body will have to do.

Next it will school crossing wardens inspecting tyre tread depth on cars parked at schools.

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