Town of Deerfield, MA
Franklin County
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It shall be the duty of all police officers of the Town of Deerfield, and in particular, officers designated by the Chief of Police, for the time being, to enforce the provisions of these rules, regulations and orders. Such officers are authorized to direct all traffic, either in person, or, by means of visible or audible signal in conformance with the provisions of these rules, regulations and orders, provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency, to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, the members of the Fire Department may direct traffic, as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of these rules, regulations and orders.
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of an officer, defined in § 207-2, relating to the direction, control, regulation of traffic. Any person acting in conformity with any such order, direction, control or regulation of traffic shall be relieved from the observance of any provision of these rules and orders with which it conflicts.
The police may close temporarily any street or highway in an impending or existing emergency, or for any lawful assemblage, demonstration or proceeding or procession, provided that there is reasonable justification for the closing of such street or highway.
The police shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Accident reports, or cards referring to them, shall be filed alphabetically, by location.
The police shall annually submit a traffic report to the Selectmen, covering the pertinent traffic accident data.