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Traffic Rat

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  1. Traffic Rat

    Opinions welcome

    Depends your role / Force. If HO then no, hand your ticket in, wait for the move to section/NPT/patrol. If MDP /PSNI and its part of the role requirement, then possible. Talk with your Fed Rep or someone from PFOA soonest. Handed my AFO ticket in 10 years ago, best decision I ever made. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Policing the Paranormal

    Dont suppose you had a nickname of Magnum during your service ?? Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    4hrs OT working into a Rest Day/Banking Holiday

    Not aware of it in my force plus H&S consideration of you have been on duty all night, are tired and they want you driving for another 3 hours?? My force you have to get to 8.15 due to the duty booking system to get the 4 hours. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Pension Challenge

    FBU Pages buzzing with an outcome of their claim tomorrow morning. Wait and see. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
  5. I'm in Cheshire , so whilst I don't know GMP too well, I know there are loads of OCGs, plus plenty of Cross border work that goes on virtually every night. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
  6. No. No Insurance is just that. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Paying into Police pension

    Jenny, as I understand it (ive got 28 1/2 in so not that far behind) absolutely nothing, its in effect dead money. I would speak with Fed and pensions to confirm, but once you have 30 years pensionable service thats it, you cant get anything more. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Where have they gone

    I think one of the problems, was in my view, over about the past 2 years or so, this and the other now linked forums, saw an explosion of new members all asking the same questions around recruitment and CKP etc. This made it a very boring and less useful forum. Things seem to of moved on a bit now. I don't even access any of the forums via a desktop/laptop any more, just use Apps such as Tapatalk, maybe some of the older members find this a hassle too far. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Specials being sent to ambulance calls

    Zulu, Every year first aid is part of self defence package. As for this I agree with John Apter, papering over the cracks. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Required level of fitness?

    ARV are usually around 9.6 to 10.4 on a bleep test. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Damage Caused By 'Big Red Key'

    I cant recall if its arrested or charged but if so the owner/landlord pays if no arrests Police will end up footing the bill via a claim for damages. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Notice period to resign

    Normally 4 weeks / 1 month. Depends on if your leaving on good terms. Have known someone to make a snap decision and told them to stick the job, thrown warrant card down and emptied locker Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Learner Drivers

    Indeed for long drawn out slow time work but 8pm on a Saturday evening? And like you say "Information is raggy around the edges.." Don't fancy walking into court with that. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Learner Drivers

    The Motorway aspect is only to allow them to learn with a qualified instructor with dual controls. Not everywhere in the country has ready access to the Motorway Network. Eg Dyfed Powis, Western North Wales, Scotish Highlands. As for restricting vehicles, its already a farce with the Motorcycle categories and determining output at the roadside. Eg more or less than 35kw ??? How do you determine a car with so many variants within even a single make group eg Corsa, Focus etc Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    Vehicle Stop lights

    Found it : If you are familiar with ADR regulations, these are laid out in a similar way As with all EU regs its not readily readable : The key document appears to be E/ECE/324 E/ECE/TRANS/505, Addendum 47, Regulation No. 48, Revision 6, dated June 2010. ‘Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices’ and, deep within it is contained the following definition: 2.28. "Emergency stop signal" means a signal to indicate to other road users to the rear of the vehicle that a high retardation force has been applied to the vehicle relative to the prevailing road conditions. The document goes on to explain that it must be amber or red and that it must be a flashing light, and the automatic application of the hazard lights after an emergency stop is also described. Further investigation reveals that details for the systems are laid out as follows. 6.23. EMERGENCY STOP SIGNAL 6.23.1. Presence Optional The emergency stop signal shall be given by the simultaneous operation of all the stop or direction-indicator lamps fitted as described in paragraph 6.22.7. [followed by details as to the position and number of the lights] All the lamps of the emergency stop signal shall flash in phase at a frequency of 4.0 ± 1.0 Hz. However, if any of the lamps of the emergency stop signal to the rear of the vehicle use filament light sources the frequency shall be 4.0 +0.0/-1.0 Hz. The emergency stop signal shall operate independently of other lamps. The emergency stop signal shall be activated and deactivated automatically. The emergency stop signal shall be activated only when the vehicle speed is above 50 km/h and the braking system is providing the emergency braking logic signal defined in Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H. The emergency stop signal shall be automatically deactivated if the emergency braking logic signal as defined in Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H is no longer provided or if the hazard warning signal is activated. and if you need a bedtime reading its all here : https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs/R048rev6am1_e.pdf
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    Vehicle Stop lights

    These flashing type brake lights are called amongest other things "Adaptive Brake lights" The adaptive brake lights warn vehicles behind by flashing rapidly in the event of sharp braking. The hazard warning lights are also activated automatically in emergency braking situations. In this way, following traffic can react more quickly and the risk of an accident can be reduced. The adaptive brake lights are activated in the event of sharp braking from speeds above 50 km/h, for example, because Brake Assist (BAS) was triggered. Drivers behind are warned in good time by the rapidly flashing brake lights and can therefore react more quickly. The hazard warning lights activate automatically when the vehicle slows from a speed of over 70 km/h to a standstill during emergency braking. These will be legal and EU compliant but i cant find the type approval, nor can i find the deceleration rate for them to become active In reality is it any different to what brake lights would show under cadence braking as taught under the old Roadcraft manual ??
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    Facebook & other social media

    Dont for get other places such as www.192.com these places hold open source Electoral roll data, If you really wnat to reduce your footprint, dont forget these places. Click on the help pages and goto removal of personal details to see how to get your info removed. http://www.192.com/help/help-home/
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    Great British Bake Off........is off......

    Sooner the Licence fee is scrapped the better. On average, i have worked out, i watch less than 1 hour of BBC broadcasts a week. I pay for what i want through the Sky packages i choose to purchase/subscribe to.
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    Mobile 'Phone use.

    Is the reduction in Numbers also linked to the fact that most drivers caught for the 1st first are also offered an education course instead of a Fine & points ?? I see this option has been pushed more since "Austerity" due the fact that the force get a fee for each "Referal" In the North West area a few years ago, get had specific form to fill in when a LGV/PCV driver was caught on a Mobile phone, refering the matter to the TraffIc Commisioner (Mre Beverley Bell - Current STC) who, regardless of what action the police took, would happily suspend a Drivers Vocational licence for 28 days to educate them.
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    Also, why are Met not re DNAing Keith Blacklocks PSU overalls, and other evidence from that Horible night on the BWF estate ??? Asking for a friend
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    Winsor: Specialist Skill Threshold Test

    The Pilot was abandonned in Cheshire Last August (2015), having only ran for about 6 months. My oppo was on it on the basic level, and it fell down the officers in specialist roles (Such as RPU) couldnt tick all the boxes at a basic level, as there was stuff like "deal with Volume crime" and similar stuff, and we dont know of anyone who did the Advanced level which stuff like "Works with No Supervision" etc which is what RPU do most of the day.
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    It's back

    About as long as England remain in the Euros!!!! Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!
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    1500 more AFOs

    Read elsewhere today(not a News outlet, but Private Met Pol FB page) that out of the 600 the Met wants, they have only had 68 applications. Given the current suspicion about the IPCC etc, I guess many who would of applied in the past are now saying "Sod that for a game." As an ex AFO there is now no way, short of a Zombie Apocalypse, I will carry a police firearm arm again. This also includes Taser. Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!
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    Can I report myself?

    From what you say, you need to be asking the court, If Social Services have been made aware of these allegations, Why have they not done anything ?? Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!
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    Police oath

    What Laws are actually described in this oath, given you appear to precluding Drugs and RTA ???Fe, Fi, Do, Fum, I smell the blood of a Freeman Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!