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NCJ Number: 69494 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF HIGHWAY FLARES
Corporate Author: Charles S Maccrone Productions
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Charles S Maccrone Productions
Aptos, CA 95003
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Charles S Maccrone Productions
432 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS POLICE TRAINING FILM DESCRIBES THE USE OF FLARES ON HIGHWAYS AND OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR OFFICERS TO USE FLARES IN THE SAFEST POSSIBLE WAY.
Abstract: FLARES ARE USED TO CONTROL TRAFFIC FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE MORE VISIBLE BARRIERS SUCH AS CONES ARE AVAILABLE. THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF FLARES: SPIKED, NONSPIKED, AND WIRE STAND. SOME STATES ONLY ALLOW CERTAIN TYPES. OFFICERS SHOULD PLACE FLARES IN A WAY THAT WILL SAFELY AND GRADUALLY DIVERT TRAFFIC AWAY FROM THE TROUBLED VEHICLES AND THE PATROL CAR. THEY SHOULD HAVE A CALM AND CONTROLLED ATTITUDE AND AVOID ANY POSSIBLE DELAYS BY MAKING CERTAIN A TOW TRUCK WILL SOON ARRIVE. WHEN USING THE FLARES, THEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF ANY FIRE HAZARDS SUCH AS LEAKING GASOLINE AND DRY GRASS. WHEN LIGHTING, THEY SHOULD POINT THE FLARE AWAY AND DOWN TOWARD THE GROUND, WHILE TURNING THEIR EYES AWAY AND HOLDING IT AWAY FROM THEIR BODIES. THEY SHOULD REMOVE ANY MOLTEN MATERIAL FROM THE GROUND AND SHOULD HOLD FLARES AT THEIR SIDE WHEN WALKING. WHEN POSITIONING FLARES, THEY SHOULD WALK TOWARD ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO ONE SIDE ONLY. THESE SUGGESTIONS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE TYPE OF ACCIDENT, AND WHAT THE OFFICER WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE PARTICULAR SITUATION. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Highway safety; Highway traffic management; Police equipment; Police responsibilities; Traffic accident management; Videotapes
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