Highways Agency Traffic Officers have powers to stop vehicles on most motorways and some ‘A’ class roads, in England only. If HA traffic officers in uniform want to stop your vehicle on safety grounds (e.g. an insecure load) they will, where possible, attract your attention by
You MUST then pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so. Then switch off your engine. It is an offence not to comply with their directions (download ‘Signals by authorised persons’ (PDF, 123KB)).
Law RTA1988, sects 35 &163 as amended by TMA 2004 , sect 6
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