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NCJ Number: 52076 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - INTRODUCTION TO TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL IN THE POLICE FUNCTION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 15
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: THIS UNIT, INTENDED FOR ENTRANCE-LEVEL STUDENT OFFICERS, INCLUDES A DISCUSSION OF ROUTINE POLICE FUNCTIONS IN TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL, AS WELL AS A CONSIDERATION OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING.
Abstract: THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE ARE TO PROVIDE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF POLICE RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONDUCTING TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL AND THE ROLE OF THE PATROL OFFICER AND THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER IN TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL. IT IS INDICATED THAT TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL MAY BE EXPECTED TO BE PERFORMED BY BOTH THE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO A BEAT AND THE OFFICER IN A CAR. THE OBJECTIVES TO BE FULFILLED IN THIS RESPONSIBILITY ARE TO EXPEDITE THE SAFE MOVEMENT OF VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, RELIEVE CONGESTION ON ROADS AND HIGHWAYS, AND SECURE COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS. 'RUSH HOUR' TRAFFIC, SCHOOL TRAFFIC, SPECIAL OR UNUSUAL SITUATIONS, HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS, AND ESCORT OF SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARE INDICATED TO BE THE GENERAL CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING TRAFFIC DIRECTION AND CONTROL. THE DUTIES TO BE PERFOMED IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES ARE LISTED. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IS DEFINED AS 'THAT PHASE OF ENGINEERING WHICH DEALS WITH THE PLANNING AND GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF STREETS, HIGHWAYS, AND ABUTTING LANDS, AND WITH TRAFFIC OPERATION THEREON, AS THEIR USE IS RELATED TO THE SAFE, CONVENIENT, AND ECONOMIC TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS AND GOODS.' THE TASKS FOR WHICH TRAFFIC ENGINEERS ARE RESPONSIBLE ARE LISTED. IT IS INDICATED THAT THE POLICE OFFICER CAN AID TRAFFIC ENGINEERS BY REPORTING TRAFFICWAY INADEQUACIES. SOME TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF INADEQUACIES TO BE REPORTED ARE LISTED. A SAMPLE OF A MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST ON THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS PROVIDED, ALONG WITH THE ANSWERS. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Maryland; Traffic control and direction; Traffic law enforcement training
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