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Part 1 Installation Traffic Control

Chapter 1

And Responsibilities

The objective of military traffic control is to attain maximum flow with minimum control and direction.

The following functions are essential to attaining this objective:

  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Law
  • Planning
  • Enforcement

The provost marshal has the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare plans, policies and procedures for traffic control.
  • Prepare the traffic control plan.
  • Coordinate traffic control activities with other headquarters, staff offices and civil authorities.
  • Provide timely information to commanders about MP assistance they may expect during road movements.
  • Implement plans and policies concerning traffic accident investigation and prevention.
  • Implement traffic control studies and surveys.
  • Implement necessary traffic enforcement programs.
  • Assist in implementing traffic education/safety programs.
  • Provide a permanent representative to the highway traffic headquarters in the theater of operations.
  • Supervise circulation control activities in a tactical environment.
  • The role of the Military Police in traffic control operations is to:

  • Enforce traffic laws, regulations and orders.
  • Recommend type and location of traffic control devices.
  • Assist in accident prevention and vehicle safety programs.
  • Investigate and report traffic accidents.
  • Operate traffic control points (on the installation) and circulation control points (in the theater of operations).
  • Report information concerning traffic and road usage, progress of movements; perform hasty route reconnaissance; and relay any information of intelligence value.
  • Be prepared to implement alternate or temporary routes for traffic.
  • Actively participate in rear area protection and disaster control operations.
  • Perform traffic escort and convoy escort duties.
  • Perform other duties involving security, law enforcement and crime prevention.

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