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NCJ Number: 64918 Find in a Library
Title: CONSIDERATIONS UPON A PERMANENT SUCCESS IN CONTROLLING MOTOR-VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND MOTORIZED CRIMINALS, WITH SPECIAL REGARD TO THE IMPORTANCE OF A PERMANENT CONTROL OF THE MOTOR-VEHICLE TRAFFIC FOR THE SAFEGUARD AND . . .
Journal: SCHRIFTENREIHE DER POLIZEI-FUEHRUNGSAKADEMIE  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(1979)  Pages:252-269
Author(s): S KIENAPFEL
Corporate Author: Walter Rau Verlag
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Walter Rau Verlag
4000 Dusseldorf 1, Germany United
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: ALTHOUGH THE WEST GERMAN POLICE HAVE MANY COMPETING FUNCTIONS RELATING TO TRAFFIC (ACCIDENT ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC LAW), CONTROL OF TRAFFIC AND TRAFFIC OFFENDERS ARE THE PRIMARY PREVENTION ELEMENTS.
Abstract: SUCCESSFUL CONTROL OF TRAFFIC REQUIRES (1) DEFINITION OF POLICE VERSUS PLANNING AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES IN LAYING OUT AND PLANNING STREET SYSTEMS SO THAT OPTIMAL STREET PLANS ARE ACHIEVED AND (2) MODIFICATION OF TRAFFIC LAWS TO ENCOURAGE WEARING SEAT BELTS, RESPECTING SPEED LIMITS, AND AVOIDANCE OF DRUNK DRIVING. PROBLEMS COMPLICATING OPTIMALITY OF TRAFFIC CONTROL INCLUDE LATE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICE MANAGEMENT; SHORTCOMINGS IN POLICE TRAINING; LACK OF ANTIDRUG AND ANTIALCOHOL MEASURES AND OF AID TO ALCOHOLICS AND ADDICTS; SLOW, INEFFICIENT POLICE TRAFFIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK; AND THE LACK OF A SYSTEM OF CHECKING OLDER VEHICLES. MORE POLICE TRAFFIC CONTROL EXPERTS AND COORDINATION OF TRAFFIC AND INVESTIGATIVE POLICE ARE NEEDED. POLICE TRAFFIC EXPERTS MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH THE STREET SYSTEM AND ACCIDENTS TYPICAL OF THAT SYSTEM; MUST KNOW TRAFFIC LAW, TRICKS OF PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS, TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY, AND INTERAGENCY COORDINATION SYSTEMS; AND MUST POSSESS EXPERIENCE, INTEREST IN AUTOMOBILE SPORTS, AN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION, AND INTUITIVE UNDERSTANDING OF APPROACHES TO TRAFFIC PROBLEMS. AN IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WOULD HAVE AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, MULTIDIMENSIONAL INFORMATION STORAGE, A CONCENTRATION OF AUTOMBILE DATA, MOBILE DATA STATIONS, AND POCKET TERMINALS FOR OFFICERS. PLANNING OF A NATIONWIDE DISPOL NETWORK IS ALSO ADVOCATED. --IN GERMAN. (KMD)
Index Term(s): Environmental design; Germany; Highway traffic management; Indian affairs; Police information systems; Traffic control and direction; Traffic offenses; Traffic units; Urban planning
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