This study deals extensively with the legal phases of the principal rules of the road, in addition to summarizing the emergence of the automobile, the necessity and purpose of traffic regulation, and the development of traffic laws. It considers the human element in making traffic laws, the government's power to regulate traffic, and the constitutional validity of traffic laws. Legal issues, such as where traffic laws apply, double jeopardy in traffic cases, and specific elements, issues, and defenses involved are analyzed. Specific traffic regulations considered include speeding offenses, right of way violations, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, evading responsibility following an accident, reckless driving, vehicular homicide, licensing violations, and parking offenses. Prospecution of traffic cases is outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Traffic Institute, 405 Church Street
    Evanston, IL  United States  60208
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, E C
    • Reeder, R H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 354 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Criminal Justice Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM