traffic officer

traffic officer

an individual authorized to carry out assigned duties connected with, or intended to facilitate or to be conducive or incidental to the management of traffic on the relevant road network; or the performance of any other functions of the appropriate national authority (in its capacity as a traffic authority or highway authority). A new type of enforcement official in England and Wales who is not a police officer. It is envisaged that they will, among other things, help manage collision scenes, remove abandoned, damaged or broken-down vehicles, clear debris or animals on carriageways and undertake high-visibility patrols. They will help the police and inform the police of road traffic offences. They have powers to direct traffic and it is an offence to impersonate a traffic officer.
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RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Yousaf Ali Shahid has directed the City Traffic Police (CTP) Education Wing to accelerate the public awareness campaign about traffic rules and road safety.
RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Yousaf Ali Shahid has directed the City Traffic Police's (CTP) education wing to accelerate the public awareness campaign about traffic rules and road safety.
Reiterating his forces resolve to serve the public, CTO Chief Traffic Officer SSP Rai Ijaz Ahmad said the police introduced this unit with existing resources.
Transport Secretary Ken Skates said, Our Traffic Officer Service plays a vital role in maintaining the resilience of the network.
There are two people who we shall be held responsible whenever accidents happen - traffic officer on the road on that particular day and the manager or the chief executive officer of the sacco under which the vehicle is registered," Pkosing said.
RAWALPINDI -- City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi is making all out efforts to regulate traffic on city roads besides special arrangements made to control traffic aimed at avoiding traffic mess particularly near Faizabad said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi, Yousaf Ali Shahid.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, Ken Skates, confirmed the plans to increase patrols as part of the ongoing A55 resilience study: "We will be looking to extend the Traffic Officer provision at critical times, such as public holidays and will trial a free recovery scheme at key locations alongside this, to ensure that any incidents are dealt with as quickly as possible.
Greater Manchester Police traffic officer numbers dropped 69% in the past 10 years (241 to 75), Nottinghamshire's fell 56% (138 to 61), while the West Midlands cut numbers by 52% from 384 in 2007 (the most outside London) to 186 officers today.
Three years ago, a mysterious incident related to the dictator and traffic cops came to light after a traffic officer was awarded the Hero of the Republic award.
Abdulwase, who works from nine o'clock in the evening until nine o'clock in the morning, had never worked as a traffic officer before.
Traffic officer directing cars and motorbikes without insurance and licences into traffic compound 14 August 2013 (ST)
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Security sources said here today that a traffic officer and a cop were killed and three wounded in two attacks in Baghdad.
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