REPORT ON THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC CONTROL AND PROTECTION AT URBAN AND RURAL SCHOOL ZONES

SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS FROM 175 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE AS FOLLOWS: THE PROBLEM IS MORE SERIOUS AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE SCHOOL AND OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS; EFFORTS MUST BE DIRECTED TOWARD CONTROL OF BOTH THE CHILDREN AND THE MOTOR VEHICLES; IN MANY CASES LOCAL SATISFACTION WITH THE SYSTEM IN USE WOULD MAKE ADOPTION OF A NEW AND UNIFORM PLAN DOUBTFUL, ALTHOUGH UNIFORMITY WOULD BE DESIRABLE; UNIFORM DEVICES AND STANDARD PLANS SHOULD BE USED UNDER LOCAL METHODS OF CONTROL; SPEED LIMITS OF 15 TO 20 M.P.H. DURING CROSSING PERIODS ARE SUGGESTED; SUPERVISORY CONTROL BY SAFETY PATROLS AND JANITORS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PROTECTION NOW EMPLOYED, BUT SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL MEMBERS SHOULD ONLY REGULATE MOVEMENTS OF CHILDREN; THEY SHOULD NOT REGULATE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC; POLICE CONTROL IS PREFERRED AT HEAVY SCHOOL TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS OR WHERE THE AGES OF THE CHILDREN DO NOT PERMIT THE USE OF SCHOOL PATROLS; W.P.A. AND N.Y.A. PERSONNEL ARE ONLY SATISFACTORY FOR CONTROL WORK WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED AND TRAINED; CHILDREN SHOULD BE TRAINED IN SELF RELIANCE RATHER THAN TO DEPEND UPON MECHANICAL OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES; TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN SELECTING SCHOOL SITES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 21, pp 322-330, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, H H
    • Marsh, B W
  • Publication Date: 1942

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, December 2-5, 1941
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM