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Report to Dallas

Dallas Municipal Archives

Sound | 1955

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  •  The problem of traffic 
  •  Dallas Citizen's Traffic Commission 
  •  Carl F. Hansson on left speaking with a police officer. Mr. Hansson was Chief of Police for Dallas Police Department until he resigned in 1960. He then accepted a position as director of the Citizens Traffic Commission before becoming the Chief of Police for Mesquite Police Department in 1961. 
  •  Traffic education 
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According to Report to Dallas, "Traffic is the lifeblood of the city. Slow down the traffic, and the heartbeat slows down. Stop it, and the city dies." Due to rapid growth during the 1950s, traffic congestion became a critical issue facing Dallas. In response, city planners and the Dallas Citizens Traffic Commission worked to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently; their efforts are documented in this film. The Dallas Citizens Traffic Commission was formed in 1936 and, by the 1950s, included citizens from every Dallas civic organization. Their mission was to improve traffic safety and efficiency for Dallas citizens.