HELICOPTERS TO PATROL FREEWAYS SEEKING ACCIDENT-CAUSING DEBRIS

HELICOPTERS, TELEVISION CAMERAS AND TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE EMPLOYED IN A NEW HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT AIMED AT KEEPING THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FREE FROM ACCIDENT-CAUSING WRECKAGE AND HAZARDOUS DEBRIS. HELICOPTER CREWS WILL MAINTAIN SURVEILLANCE OF THE FREEWAYS, DISPATCHING SPECIAL EMERGENCY PATROL EQUIPMENT TO CLEAR THE HIGHWAYS OF ACCIDENTS, DISABLED VEHICLES, TRUCK SPILLAGE AND OTHER DEBRIS THAT POSE DANGERS AND IMPEDE TRAFFIC FLOW. SPECIALIZED VEHICLES WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACHIEVE QUICK AND EFFECTIVE HAZARD REMOVAL. A NEW CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ACADEMY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE TRAINING OF LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS AS WELL AS PATROL RECRUITS. WHEN EXPANSION OF THE ACADEMY IS COMPLETED, IN-SERVICE TRAINING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EVERY HIGHWAY PATROLMAN EVERY TWO YEARS. IT WILL ENABLE THE ACADEMY TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT POLICE ALSO. THE EXPANSION OF THE ACADEMY IS GREATLY NEEDED TO HANDLE THE GROWTH IN TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fhwa-334, pP 1-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Department of Transportation News, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1970 12:00AM