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NCJ Number: 65895 Find in a Library
Title: SECURITY'S ROLE IN TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Journal: JOURNAL OF SECURITY ADMINISTRATION  Volume:2  Issue:1 AND 2  Dated:(1979)  Pages:40-49
Author(s): J BOGAN
Corporate Author: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15701
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ROLES OF THE SECURITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER AND THE SECURITY OFFICER IN THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FUNCTION ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE SECURITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH THE DISCOVERY AND REMEDY OF ACCIDENT AND CONGESTION HAZARDS, USING THE METHODS OF SURVEYS, STUDIES, TABULATIONS, ANALYSIS, AND OBSERVATION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ROADWAYS, VEHICLES, AND DRIVERS. ALTHOUGH SECURITY OFFICERS ARE NOT TRAINED AS ENGINEERS, THEY HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFE AND EFFICIENT USE OF ROADS AND PARKING LOTS UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION. SINCE GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS DO NOT HAVE A CONTINUING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ROAD SAFETY ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURITY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IS MAGNIFIED. SECURITY OFFICERS SHOULD OBSERVE ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEFICIENCIES AND TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS USING A PIN MAP MAY BE SUFFICIENT TO SPOT AN ENGINEERING PROBLEM AND FORMULATE A RECOMMENDATION. SOME EXAMPLES OF INADEQUACIES AND IMPROVEMENTS WHICH A SECURITY OFFICER CAN REPORT ARE A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE WHICH IS OBSCURED, DAMAGED, MISSING, MALFUNCTIONING OR IMPROPERLY PLACED OR TIMED; THE NEED FOR NO-PARKING ZONES TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW; THE NEED FOR NEW LANE MARKINGS OR REPAINTING OF EXISTING MARKINGS; RECOGNITION OF ROADWAY AND ROADSIDE HAZARDS AND SUGGESTED REMEDIES; AND THE NEED FOR NEW TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, BARRIERS, OR OTHER MARKINGS TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS. DIAGRAMS COMPLEMENT THE TEXT. A GLOSSARY OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING TERMS IS PROVIDED, AND BARRIERS FOR USE IN REDUCING RIGHT-OF-WAY CONFLICT AND IMPROVING TRAFFIC FLOW ARE DESCRIBED. TYPES OF LONGITUDINAL ROADWAY LINES ARE ALSO LISTED. FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Private police; Traffic control equipment; Traffic monitoring
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