Brigham Young University. Traffic Committee

The Traffic Committee was the overseeing body of all traffic violations on BYU's campus. It studied ways to improve parking and vehicular traffic. This committee also worked at improving and determining traffic policies and maintaining overall security on BYU campus. Chairmen of this organization include L.M. Perry (1952-1954) and Leonard E. Christensen (1954-1963). In 1963, the Traffic Committee was merged with the University Safety Committee to form the University Traffic and Safety Committee.

Variant names

Security and Traffic


Established: 1952

Abolished: 1968

Location: Provo, Utah (1952-1968)


The Traffic Committee studied ways of improving parking and the management of vehicular traffic on campus and initiated recommendations on policy related to campus parking and traffic. It was also commissioned to hear and rule on traffic citations when appealed by members of the faculty, administration, and full-time staff to make recommendations on policy questions concerning all phases of campus safety. Another goal of the committee was to determine regulations and policies to govern traffic and parking.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Traffic Committee is run by a chairman who is a member of the Dean of Students Council. The committee is responsible to the Dean of Students.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1952-1963)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. University Traffic and Safety Committee (1963)

Associated Archival Materials

Accreditation Reports (UA 1262 Box 2)

Ernest L. Wilkinson Presidential Papers, 1949-1975 (UA 1086 Box 489)

Ernest L. Wilkinson Presidential Papers, 1949-1975 (UA 1086 Box 528)


Accreditation Report (UA 1262 Box 2) (Function)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1952-1953 (Chairman, L.M. Perry)

Ernest L. Wilkinson Presidential Papers, 1949-1975 (UA 1086 Box 28 Fol 3) (Chairman, Leonard E. Christensen)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00014

Creator: UPB