At the moment in a society of great concern is the state of accidents on the roads.
In this regard a significant scientific and public interest is the study of the historical
experience of law enforcement agencies to ensure road safety. Within the framework of
this article the authors on the basis of new archival documents reviewed the activities of the State Traffic Patrol Department of the Vologda Region in the years 1937–1991. The
authors conclude that the role of State Traffic Patrol Department of the Vologda Region
increased with the increase in the number of motor vehicles and the growth of the road
network. Due to the specifics of the tasks performed, the State Traffic Patrol Department
occupied a special place in the structure of the territorial bodies of internal affairs being
the most mobile and technically equipped departmental unit. Its main functions were
the fight against accidents, the development of technical standards for the operation of
vehicles and its accounting, control over the preparation of the driver’s staff. Despite the
growing complexity and intensity of work the staff of the State Traffic Patrol Department
performed their professional tasks with honor and dignity, ensuring order on the
Keywords: Vologda region; law enforcement bodies; the State Traffic Patrol Department; road safety
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