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Old 05 May 2008, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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High - speed cops documentary starts on friday 8 pm channel 5. Police interception unit in Essex use Evo's and Impreza's.
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Old 05 May 2008, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like it could be one to watch. road wars is quite good on sky one too.


one thing i want to ask is if anyone can tell me what powers the Highways Agency Traffic Officers have? are they on the same level as the police or do they have a more limited scope of authority?
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Old 05 May 2008, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Police interception unit in Essex use Evo's and Impreza's.
Now that is just unreasonable! Driving cars that can actually catch us. Spoil sports.

At least the police here have the decency to drive a proper panda car; Toyota Crown, totally standard, steel rims and limited to 180 Km/h.

Wouldn't mind watching that actually, just no Channel 5 here.
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Old 05 May 2008, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Tom, in answer to your question the Highways agency traffic officers or HATO's as they are known have very limited powers, they do not have the power to stop you whilst you are driving and most of them are not trained for high speed driving therefore should not be using the lights to pass through traffic !! They should not be using blue lights only amber ones, and definately should not be issueing speeding tickets as their speedo's are not calibrated !!.
They are there purely to assist motorists who break down and to offer assistance, not to prosecute and stop vehicles, that is the job of traffic officers and we don't like the HATO's !!!
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cheers ian, i thought they had the same sort of authority that you guys had but andrea didnt think they did. turns out she was right again then
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Tom, in answer to your question the Highways agency traffic officers or HATO's as they are known have very limited powers, they do not have the power to stop you whilst you are driving and most of them are not trained for high speed driving therefore should not be using the lights to pass through traffic !! They should not be using blue lights only amber ones, and definately should not be issueing speeding tickets as their speedo's are not calibrated !!.
They are there purely to assist motorists who break down and to offer assistance, not to prosecute and stop vehicles, that is the job of traffic officers and we don't like the HATO's !!!
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Im not affiliated with the police (had to word that right lol) but i have had the pleasure of a week at tullyallen police driving school for the high speed pursuit training / skid pan and one of the things that i learned that annoys the police is coastguards who put the light on the dash and expect people to see it coming. No yelps or 2 tones but still expect people to get out the way. Perhaps its different down south but up here we still get a lot of accidents because people cant see the lights.

Back on topic though, the only people who have the power to stop you is the police, whether on foot or in the t5, and police traffic wardens although depending on your country there are different amounts of information you need to give.
In Scotland your legally obliged to give your name only, whereas england im pretty sure you get stung for your lifes history.
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Now that is just unreasonable! Driving cars that can actually catch us. Spoil sports.
Spoil sports in Japan.

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Nooooooo!

Luckily for me though those are Saitama cops (Kanji on side Saitama Ken Keisatsu) and not Tokyo or Kanagawa cops.

Saitamas a bit of a pit so never go there, but lots of good tuning shops and loads of places selling great motors there. Looked at a couple of Evo's (sorry) and a few Type R/RA's there last year. Just hope the rozzers round here don't get any silly ideas.

Actually those cars are in one of my History of STi articles that I've been reading.

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