MOTORIST AID SYSTEMS

EXISTING MOTORIST AID SYSTEMS INCLUDE ROADSIDE TELEPHONES OR RADIO UNITS, COURTESY PATROLS BY HIGHWAY AGENCIES OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, CITIZENS BAND TWO- WAY CAR RADIOS, TELEVISION AND OTHER ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE METHODS, COOPERATIVE MOTORIST REPORTING SCHEMES, AND POLICE PATROLS. AN INVESTIGATION OF MOTORIST NEEDS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF A SYSTEM TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM TAILORED TO THE PARTICULAR ROADWAY. RESOURCES MUST BE COMMITTED, AND A DETAILED OPERATING PLAN THAT IS AGREEABLE TO ALL PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS MUST BE DRAWN UP. PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS---HIGHWAY, POLICE, AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS; AMBULANCE SERVICES, SERVICE STATIONS, LOCAL STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT---SHOULD PLAN AND WORK TOGETHER. THE PUBLIC MUST BE INFORMED ABOUT THE SYSTEM AND TOLD HOW TO USE IT WHILE THE SYSTEM IS BEING PLANNED, AND AFTER IT IS IN OPERATION, TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN MOTORIST CONFIDENCE. THERE IS A DEFINITE NEED FOR A COORDINATED EFFORT TO PROVIDE DIRECTION AND TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING, DESIGNING, AND OPERATING A MOTORIST AID SYSTEM.

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  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM