These observation platforms, designed for off-the-road parking of police vehicles, have two main purposes: To provide vantage points where police vehicles could stop off the carriageway and hard shoulder to improve surveillance of traffic flows and behavior and to make the police presence more conspicuous to drivers using the motorways, thereby improving the standard of driving and reducing the likelihood of accidents. This article covers the history of experimental platform provision, an experiment involving modified platforms, and criteria for platform sitting, spacing, layout, and construction.

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    Home Office, Police Research Service Branch

    Horseferry House, Deanryle Street
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Southgate, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 8 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Criminal Justice Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM