Home Office: Traffic (TRA Symbol Series) Files
Files from the Home Office TRA (Traffic) symbol series. The Home Office is concerned with road traffic control because of the police's responsibility for the application of traffic legislation. The files in this series reflect its consultative and co-ordinating role, and deal with such subjects as the Central Conference of Chief Constables Traffic Committee and Sub Committee, the Highway Code, traffic wardens and school crossing patrols, measures to combat drinking and driving, the Road Safety Act 1967, restrictions on urban traffic and policing of motorways and trunk roads.
Whilst legislation and major policy developments relating to road traffic are usually initiated by the Department of Transport, the Home Office has an administrative role in this area by virtue of the responsibility of the police for the practical application of traffic legislation. This role commonly involves a process of consultation with the Department of Transport, regional police forces, local authorities and other bodies, and the co-ordination of activity by these different organisations towards a given end. Specific functions include the administration of the Central Conference of Chief Constables Traffic Committee, and the Association of Chief Police Officers Traffic Committee. The files reflect these concerns of the Home Office in the field of road traffic control.
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