LESSON 1/TASK 1
Formal traffic engineering studies are conducted by the traffic engineer. These studies include the
application of traffic engineering measures and techniques, including roadway re-design and traffic
control devices, to suit installation conditions. The purpose of such actions is the reduction of traffic
accidents. Those installations that do not have a traffic engineer may ask for assistance from the
Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service (MTMTS).
Alcohol and Drug Control Officer
Alcohol education/treatment and/or rehabilitation services are the responsibility of this staff officer. The
PM must work closely with him in general law enforcement matters. Many accidents involve the abuse
of alcohol, as well as other drugs. Traffic law enforcement also detects individuals operating motor
vehicles while abusing alcohol and other drugs. This information, and cooperation with the PM, aids
the alcohol and drug control staff officer and the PM in detecting and assisting those persons abusing
One of the major tools available to the PM in maintaining the traffic circulation plan, and in planning
enforcement activities, is traffic control studies. They can greatly assist in the safe, efficient movement
of traffic on the installation.
Coordination and Master Planning
Traffic management and planning is an area of major concern in installation master planning. The
installation master plan details the major construction activities that are to take place in the future. It is
developed and maintained by the facility engineer. An important part of that plan must be
considerations of traffic control and flow. Traffic control studies contribute data that can be used to
identify areas that need to be included in the master plan. This might include the widening of current
roads or the construction of new ones. Consideration of many factors will influence the traffic
circulation portion of the master plan. Consideration must be given to developments in the adjacent
civilian community, as well as those on the installation.