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Section 3: Traffic Counter Vehicle

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Safety Standards

Employees shall follow policies and procedures in the Equipment Manual and the Equipment Preventive Maintenance Manual while using state vehicles. Willful violation is grounds for disciplinary action.

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If a traffic counter is involved in a collision while conducting a vehicle classification count:

  • Call 911 if injuries need medical attention.
  • Move vehicles out of traffic, if there are no visible signs of injury and vehicles are drivable.
  • Use a first aid kit or fire extinguisher, if comfortable doing so. Follow universal precautions and treat all blood and bodily fluids as infected by using latex protection.
  • Contact your supervisor.


For vehicle, road hazard, or other stranding problems, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a toll-free number to help.

  • 1-800-525-5555, DPS Stranded Motorist Hotline.

The number is printed on the back of all Texas driver licenses and ID cards, and used for non-emergency assistance. It is not a substitute for 911.

Depending on your location, the call is routed to the appropriate police agency that will provide help or send a unit to check on your welfare until other help arrives.

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Your location

Call routed to

Inside city limits

Police department with local jurisdiction

In a rural area

Sheriff’s office with local jurisdiction

Areas with courtesy patrols

Courtesy Patrol (or you will be given the number)

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