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NCJ Number: 52088 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - INTRODUCTION TO TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASIC INFORMATION ON THE GOALS AND METHODS OF TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES, AND THE FUNCTIONS OF TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT IS PRESENTED IN A TRAINING AID FOR POLICE.
Abstract: THE SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT WAS PREPARED FOR USE BY ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE IN MARYLAND. A DEFINITION OF TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT IS OFFERED, AND TWO PRIMARY GOALS OF TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE PROMOTING SUSTAINED COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS THROUGH DETERRENCE AND PREVENTING HAZARDOUS TRAFFIC SITUATIONS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. THE MEANS BY WHICH POLICE AGENCIES ADDRESS THESE GOALS ARE OUTLINED. THE ELEMENTS OF A TRAFFIC OFFENSE--THE OBSERVABLE CONDITIONS OR BEHAVIOR THAT MUST BE PRESET OR HAVE OCCURRED FOR A TRAFFIC OFFENSE TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED --ARE DEFINED. VARIETIES OF OFFENSES--SHALL DO AND SHALL NOT DO, MOMENTARY OR CONTINUOUS, HAZARDOUS NONHAZARDOUS -- ARE DIFFERENTIATED. VIOLATIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ARE IDENTIFIED. THE FUNCTIONS OF THE TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM, INCLUDING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THE COURT, AND THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION, ARE OUTLINED. MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED AS A STUDY AID. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Maryland; Self instructional materials; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic law enforcement training; Traffic offenses
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