This comprehensive nationally applicable book which was produced in an attempt to develop a single reference which covered subjects relative to traffic control and investigation, also explores some of the variables which have an impact on highway safety. The specific areas covered include the following: traffic supervision and the task of identifying overall problem areas and directing resources strategically to effectively remedy the situation; traffic records systems which involve the collection of historical data of traffic problems for assessment of overall cause and effect; psychology of enforcement tatics as these relate to the psychological factors and interactions that determine whether a traffic stop is a positive, neutral, or negative learning experience; traffic directing which emphasizes the practical aspect of uniform signals and gestures and flare patterns; traffic laws and their legitimate purpose of establishing standards of procedure to be followed by drivers in the operation of vehicles so as to promote the safe and orderly flow of traffic; traffic accident investigation and its importance in collecting and assimilating relevant information for complete analysis of traffic accident causes; special accident investigation problems which focus on critical issues in terms of method and evidence required for the establishment of traffic violations; and techniques of determining speed from skid marks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Merrill (Charles E) Publishing Company

    1300 Alum Creek Drive
    Columbus, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hand, B A
    • Sherman Jr, A W
    • Cavanagh, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM