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Traffic wardens to be given power of arrest?

THE Government is looking at a scheme to give traffic wardens the power to either detain people until the police arrive or serve fixed penalty notices for breaking various traffic laws such as out-of-date tax discs, ignoring signals and lights and not wearing seat belts. Police chiefs have reacted with caution to the plans, fearing the Government will use traffic wardens as 'police on the cheap'.

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