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Study for Uniform Traffic Laws

Issue 23 and Volume 80.

Study for Uniform Traffic Laws When in March, 1926. the general session of the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety endorsed the Uniform Vehicle Code for adoption by states, it also pointed to the need for traffic ordinances in cities as nearly uniform as possible. At that time is was believed that the object could be attained by state or regional conferences, but it later became apparent that owing to the wide diversity existing in state laws, uniformity in ordinances could only be accomplished by nation wide study. A committee was therefore organized for that purpose. It consists of seventy members with the same wide representation that has characterized the earlier committees of the Conference and the Conference itself. At a preliminary meeting held in Detroit recently it was agreed that the work should be divided among six sub-committees as follows: Vehicle Movement and Regulation; Pedestrian Facilities and Regulation;…

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