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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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RAWALPINDI -- City Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Mohammad Bin Ashraf has directed the driving license testing authorities not to compromise on merit and transparency for issuance of driving licenses.
The traffic officer service will be extended across the region from autumn 2005 and in to 2006.
LAHORE -- City traffic police on Friday arrested a van driver for offering bribe to an on-duty traffic officer in Shera Kot.
Among others, Senior Superintendent of Police SSP Investigation Muhammad Faisal, Chief Traffic Officer CTO Muhammad Bin Ashraf, Superintendent Police SP Rawal Division Muhammad Asif, ASP New Town, ASP Waris Khan Circle and other officials were present on the occasion.
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Chief Traffic Officer, SSP Operations and other traffic
Speaking during a youth drivers outreach programme launch in Serowe, recently Mr Pelontle who is a North Central Divisional Traffic Officer, appealed to youth to pledge amongst other things that 'they will never drink and drive, that they will obey road regulations and that they use the road as per requirements.'
Chief Traffic Officer Liaqat Ali Malik ordered the traffic officers to fully implement the ban and take action against the violators.
Highways England Traffic Officer Adam Strang had put in place a rolling road block at around midday after a serious crash involving an HGV on the nearby M5.
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.The CTO directed the officials concerned to ensure that the road users strictly observe traffic signs, signals, traffic rules and regulations on the city roads.
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