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NCJ Number: 52072 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - FIELD TRAINING AND TRAFFIC DIRECTION CONTROL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

Maryland Police Training Cmssn
Pikesville, MD 21208
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING THE STUDENT WITH FIELD EXPERIENCES IN DIRECTING TRAFFIC UNDER VARYING CONDITIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE INSTRUCTOR; PERFORMANCE CHECKLISTS FOR EVALUATING STUDENTS ARE INCLUDED.
Abstract: THE TRAINING AIDS NEEDED AND THE INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION NEEDED FOR THE CONDUCT OF TRAINING AND THE REVIEW OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS ARE INDICATED. IN THE FORMAT, EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE MANUAL CONTROL OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL, TO BE REVIEWED AND CRITIQUED BY THE INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS. WITH TRAFFIC LIGHT OFF, THE INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATES TRAFFIC DIRECTION CONTROL USING SIGNALS AND GESTURES, SUPPLEMENTED WITH A WHISTLE. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON APPEARANCE AND BEARING; STOPPING AND STARTING TRAFFIC; SIGNALS FOR RIGHT AND LEFT TURNS; USE OF THE WHISTLE; CROSSING PEDESTRIANS; AND CHANGING TRAFFIC FLOW. EACH TRAINEE IS REQUIRED TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC CONTROL DIRECTION WITH ACTIONS BEING REVIEWED BY INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS. THE PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST, A SAMPLE OF WHICH IS INCLUDED, EVALUATES THE TRAINEE'S ABILITY TO APPLY TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL IN A FIELD TRAINING OR SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT. IT IS INDICATED TO BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTRUCTOR TO PROVIDE A REALISTIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCH PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Highway traffic management; Maryland; Traffic law enforcement training
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