MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TRAINING FOR OPERATORS OF SPEED MEASURING DEVICES

The report details the development of two courses for traffic law enforcement officers concerned with speed measurement and speed enforcement. One course focuses on Speed Measuring Devices (SMDs) based on RADAR technology and the other on non-RADAR SMDs. Topics covered in each of the courses include: speed in relation to highway safety, scientific principles of speed measurement, legal and operational considerations, and SMD design and operating procedures. Both courses include classroom lectures and discussions, field exercises, hand-on practical experience and Moot Court presentations. Curriculum documents pertinent to the two-day non-RADAR course and to the three-day RADAR course were developed; these include a course administrative manual, a complete set of instructor lesson plans, visual aids and a student text. In addition, a supervisor's manual was produced for the RADAR course.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  USA  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bishop, E W
    • Oates Jr, J F
    • Goransson, C A
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ED-80-13 Final Rpt., HS-805 581
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02055
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1982 12:00AM