LESSON 1/TASK 1
and congestion, at specific times, should be made in determining the locations. Military police take
appropriate enforcement measures at these locations. Particular attention is paid to those driver
actions that have been determined to be accident causing. As an enforcement practice, selective
enforcement permits the maximum use of law enforcement resources and is therefore endorsed by the
MODIFY CURRENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES
There is no benefit to conducting studies and gathering data if they are not used. In most cases, the
results will cause current traffic enforcement practices to be changed. This may be a major change, or
only a minor one. It is possible that the results of these efforts may indicate that no change is required.
As a military police NCO, you will have to make these kinds of judgments and provide
recommendations to the PM. Some of the actions you might be involved in are:
o Selecting locations and times for selective and preventive enforcement activities.
o Providing information and participating in programs to inform and educate drivers and to
encourage voluntary compliance.
o Recommending tolerances for enforcement actions.
o Determining which speed measuring devices, if any, will be used.
o Recommending policies for the use of speed measuring devices and other equipment.
o Assisting in the preparation of the enforcement plan and other policies and SOPs.
Traffic studies of various kinds allow objective evaluation of the causes of traffic flow problems. They
contribute directly to the traffic safety program. They also enhance both short and long term planning.
The results of such studies can greatly assist in the best use of available enforcement resources. If you
feel that you have a