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NCJ Number: 63352 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - COLLISION MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES, PART 3 OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 24
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
Publication Number: PT-75-471-4
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 REPORTING AND INVESTIGATING ACTIVITIES CONNECTED TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND HUMAN CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO SUCH ACCIDENTS ARE IDENTIFIED; SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION ARE OUTLINED.
Abstract: DEVELOPED BY THE MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION, THIS UNIT COVERS THE EFFECTS OF DRIVER AND PEDESTRIAN CONDITIONS ON ACCIDENTS INCLUDING VISUAL AND HEARING IMPAIRMENTS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL DEFICIENCIES, PERSONALITY, AND PHYSICAL STATES RESULTING FROM DRUGS, POISONS, FATIGUE, OR ILLNESS. THE PROCEDURES FOR INTERVIEWING DRIVERS, WITNESSES, AND PASSENGERS AND A SELF-TEST ON THESE PROCEDURES ARE ALSO PRESENTED. INTERVIEWING PROCEDURES SHOULD INCLUDE IDENTIFICATION OF DRIVER AND VERIFICATION OF PERMIT AND REGISTRATION, SEPARATE INTERVIEWS WITH EACH DRIVER, A DRIVER EVALUATION, INTERVIEWS WITH PASSENGERS AND WITNESSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND AN EVALUATION OF ALL ACCOUNTS OF ACCIDENT EVENTS WITH CONSIDERATION OF THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS PRESENT AT THE SCENE. POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN INTERVIEWING INCLUDE MAINTAINING AN OBJECTIVE AND IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE, ASKING CLEAR AND SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, ASKING FOR EXACT DESCRIPTIONS, IF POSSIBLE, AND ASKING POINTED BUT NOT LEADING QUESTIONS. IN ADDITION, INJURED, ANGRY, OR ANXIOUS PERSONS SHOULD NOT BE INTERVIEWED IMMEDIATELY. THE UNIT OUTLINES A SUGGESTED LIST OF QUESTIONS FOR OBTAINING DRIVING, WITNESS, AND PASSENGER INFORMATION, AND BRIEF COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUALS WHO GIVE MINIMAL INFORMATION, ON WRITTEN STATEMENTS, AND ON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Accident investigation; Field interrogation and interview; Highway traffic management; Hit and run; Police education; Police reports; Traffic accident management; Traffic accidents; Traffic law enforcement training; Witnesses
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