The Concept.
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Road Supervisors. Motorcyclists.
[Details]
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Introduction.
Who could be a 'Road Supervisor'.
Training.
Powers.
Responsibilities.
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Introduction.
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At the Road Supervisors' Network... we believe that experienced drivers are our most valuable asset.  By using the Internet, this experience could be harnessed for the good of all, by empowering them, making them a part of the 'solution' rather than treating everyone as just a 'problem' that needs to be controlled.  Their main purpose would be, to use their knowledge in order to supply 'high quality' Information, about every aspect of 'bad' driving and behaviour they observed while out on the roads.  This would make it possible to positively identify the most serious and persistent offenders and for some, would offer a 'window of opportunity' to try and rectify their problems before any serious damage was done, [or before it was done again!]
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They would also be... expected to maintain a high standard of personal behaviour, setting a good example to other road users and to be of assistance to those in difficulties. 
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The following... is just an illustration to give an idea of the sort of people that could qualify to become volunteer Road Supervisors, though basically, it would just be any 'experienced' driver with a 'good' personal and driving record. 
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Who could become a 'Road Supervisor'.
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* Over 25 years old.
* Under 70 years old.
* Held a full licence for at least 4 years.
* No criminal record.
* Not convicted of a serious motoring offence in the last 10 years.
* Hold a full 60% no claims bonus, [on Insurance.]
* No points on their present driver's licence.
* No more than 4 points under a new 100 point system.
* Had passed a Road Supervisor's exam.
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Revoking status. 
Of course, just because a driver was initially accepted as a Road Supervisor, it does not necessarily mean they would be suitable.  There could be any number of reasons why a driver might have their status revoked.  Broadly, [apart from age] this would be, because their driving was not up to a high enough standard, the quality of Information they were supplying was not good enough or their integrity as an individual had been compromised in some way.
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Some examples might be...
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* Reached their 70th birthday.
* Convicted of a criminal offence.
* Convicted of a serious motoring offence.
* Caused an accident and lost Insurance, 'no claims bonus'.
* Had accumulated 10 points on their driver's licence, [new points system.]
* Discovered making a statement, they knew was untrue.
* Discovered reporting something they did not see.
* Deliberately reporting someone they knew.
* Making a number of illegible statements.
* Inaccurate statements, i.e. reporting something illegal which was not.
* Reporting things specifically told not to in the 'Handbook'.
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Training.
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Training would probably be... little more than reading one book,  'The Road Supervisors' Handbook'.  Assuming, as an experienced driver, they would be familiar with all the rules of the road and already knew what 'bad' driving was when they saw it.  Mainly it would cover the things they could report and the things they could not, what to do in the case of an accident or emergency, and how to fill out all the necessary 'paperwork'.
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Equipment.
The carrying of a small amount of equipment might be necessary just in case of emergencies, for instance... a 'flag' to identify the vehicle, a florescent waistcoat, hat or armband as a form of personal identification, fire extinguisher, torch, reflective triangle, etc.
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Powers.
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As the aim would be... to have a large number of Road Supervisors, then the power of each individual would be quite small.  Powers would mainly consists of how many, 'Reports' could be submitted each year, the more Road Supervisors there were, the lower the number of reports each could send. [This is something that would be monitored and adjusted as required by the central Government.]
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Road Supervisors could become involved in organising 'Branch meetings' or sitting on 'Review Panels' which would be a much bigger commitment, and would involve direct contact with 'problem' drivers.  [See Review Panels for details.]
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Responsibilities.
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One of the main priorities... of a Road Supervisor would be, to be a good example to their fellow drivers, i.e. 'Safe, Considerate and Courteous' at all times.  [If 'reported' they should take this 'feedback' as an opportunity to review their own driving habits and become a better driver.]  Road Supervisors would submit a limited number of 'reports', [by post, or directly via the Internet] about things they had personally witnessed, concerning every aspect of road use.  [See Offences for details.]
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Road Supervisors would require a willingness to become involved in the 'problems' of other road users.  These 'problems' may include, vehicles that had broken down in heavy traffic, witnessing a minor accident, or assisting at a serious accident.  [Of course, as with every other road user, they could also find themselves the beneficiaries of this assistance.]
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Basically... it would mean that if you saw a 'problem' and you thought 'someone should do something' then as a Road Supervisor... that 'someone' would be you! 
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