Academic Catalog

CJ485 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation

Each year tens of thousands of Americans are killed or injured on our nation's roadways. Property damage and other direct and indirect costs of traffic collisions have become one of the most personally devastating and wasteful drains on our economy. For maximum effect, traffic supervision must be carefully planned; if planning is to be effective, it must be based on accurate and timely facts. The best traffic control schemes and techniques are learned primarily from research obtained from accident investigation. Traffic and patrol officers play a critical role in attempting to stem the tide of unnecessary death and destruction which can be attributed to traffic accidents. This course serves as a guide for traffic enforcement responsibility.  No textbook is required for this course.