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Title: MARYLAND - COLLISION MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES, PART 5 OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM THE TRAFFICWAY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

Maryland Police Training Cmssn
Pikesville, MD 21208
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Publication Number: PT 75-471-4
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMMON TRAFFICWAY DEFICIENCIES CONTRIBUTING TO ACCIDENTS AND TRAFFICWAY EVIDENCE ON THE NATURE OF AN ACCIDENTS ARE TREATED IN THIS MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING UNIT.
Abstract: DURING THE COURSE OF AN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, THE OFFICER MUST BE ALERT TO DEFECTS IN THE TRAFFICWAY SO THAT HIGHWAY ENGINEERS CAN CORRECT ANY DESIGN DEFICIENCIES. CONDITIONS DISCUSSED AS CONTRIBUTING TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ARE VIEW OBSTRUCTIONS, REDUCED VISIBILITY, SURFACE CONDITIONS, ROAD ALIGNMENT, AND THE FAILURE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. STEPS IN DETERMINING IF ANY OF THESE FACTORS WERE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ARE DESCRIBED. OFTEN, THE ONLY IRREFUTABLE MEANS FOR DETERMINING HOW AND WHY AN ACCIDENT OCCURRED IS BY EXAMINATION OF THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AT THE SCENE. THE SEVEN BASIC CLASSES OF ROADWAY EVIDENCE DISCUSSED ARE DEBRIS, MARKS ON THE ROADWAY BY HARD OBJECTS, TIRE IMPRINTS, TIRE SKIDMARKS, DAMAGE TO ROADSIDE OBJECTS, AND MISCELLANEOUS ROAD MARKS. THE INVESTIGATION OF EACH OF THESE CLASSES OF EVIDENCE IS DESCRIBED. A TEST COVERING THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS INCLUDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Accident investigation; Course materials; Maryland; Traffic accident management; Traffic accidents; Traffic law enforcement training
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