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AA patrols to get some police powers ?


HondaMan
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The thin end of the wedge[ Story Here ]1

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Bing.alau

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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.

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oresome

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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.

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bumpkin

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Why would any law abiding individual object to this.

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morddwyd

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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.

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Quickbeam

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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.

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Quickbeam

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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.

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Aitchbee

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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.

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Al94

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

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bumpkin

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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.

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carver

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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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