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NCJ Number: 155925 Find in a Library
Title: Michigan Traffic Law and Procedure
Author(s): W C Voigt
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Sheriffs' Assoc
Lansing, MI 48912
Sale Source: Michigan Sheriffs' Assoc
1410 East Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual extracts the most commonly used traffic laws in Michigan and describes procedures by which they are enforced.
Abstract: The laws are written as potential charges that police officers may find appropriate to use verbatim in citing motorists. Following each offense or charge, a heading entitled "proof" spells out elements that must be present to make the offense complete. The manual also identifies exceptions to advise police officers of circumstances under which a particular charge may not be appropriate. Interspersed throughout the manual are comments and notes to inform police officers of common practices, ambiguities, and pitfalls in traffic law enforcement and of unusual constructions related to various traffic offenses. The first part of the manual covers arrest, implied consent, abandoned vehicles, vehicle inspection, authorized emergency vehicles, and bonds. The second part of the manual focuses on Michigan traffic laws, including moving violations, alcohol and drug offenses, other dangerous offenses, speed, driving license and vehicle registration regulations, traffic signs and signals, accident-related offenses, equipment, and parking. An index and a glossary of terms are included.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Criminology; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Michigan; State laws; Traffic accidents; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic offenses
Note: Michigan Law Enforcement Manual Series
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