56. Traffic Reporting

Traffic reports should be limited to include only traffic problems such as delays, hazards, detours, road closures, etc. They should not include accident descriptions or any other information indirectly related to traffic conditions.

Traffic reports should describe virtually all traffic problems in terms of minutes of delay. If an accident occurred, but was cleared off traffic lanes and no significant slowing occurred, then nothing about this event should be mentioned in a traffic report. Or if work crews are working on the freeway at 3:00 AM and three of the four lanes are closed but no slowing or backups are occurring, neither should this event be reported.

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