When Were Traffic Wardens Introduced?
Traffic Wardens were introduced in the United Kingdom in the year 1960 under the Road Traffic Act. Their main duty was to issue penalty tickets for offences committed in parking areas and also give advice to motorists.
How Do I Become a Traffic Warden?
To be a traffic warden, you should have a positive attitude to the job, be assertive and have common sense, have initiative to cope with unexpected situations, be able to understand and apply written and spoken instructions, be able to think clearly and react sensibly under pressure, have patience, tact and a sense of humour, have a good level of fitness, be able to form good working relationships with the police and other colleagues.
The organization was setup with the following aims and objectives
- To make the road users aware of their responsibilities in respect of road rules.
- To conduct road safety and traffic education campaigns in collaboration with traffic police for the benefit of motorists, pedestrians and school children.
- To assist the traffic police in directing and regulating the vehicular and pedestrian traffic, whenever requested upon to do so.
- To collect or formulate suggestions for improvement of traffic and forward the same to the higher authorities.
- To report traffic violations whenever noticed personally by Traffic Wardens to the Traffic Police.
- To report other offences committed by drivers of taxies / autorickshaws (such as refusal to go on hire, demanding excess fare etc) to the Traffic Police.
- To assist the Traffic Police department in any other activities like organising special drives
- Traffic Warden, Indore Traffic awareness campaigns in connection with traffic regulation, control and education. To bring out publicity materials such as hand outs, posters, booklets etc., for public distribution to inculcate safety awareness To organise traffic education campaigns and traffic training camps for school children in association with the Traffic Police.
- Superintendent of Police is the chief patron of the Traffic Warden Organisation. Doctors, Engineers, Advocates, Teachers, Bank Employees, Government employees, Business people, Industrialists, IT & BT professionals, Student, Rtd Officers etc can join Traffic Warden organisation. They have voluntarily joined this organisation with a sole interest to serve the organisation and the public.
- These Traffic Wardens perform duties in their area twice in a week and few of them through out the week and assist the Traffic Police. They also take part during special duties like Cricket match, Religious procession functions etc., and work day and night with traffic police.
The Indore Traffic police plans to increase this strength upto 500 this year.
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