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point duty

the stationing of a policeman or traffic warden at a road junction to control and direct traffic
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I was a policeman at Stockton and doing point duty at Yarm Lane and Bishopton Road corner was very hazardous.
Before traffic lights and the Ring Road, Harold and others would do what they called point duty which meant that they wore long white gloves and stood on a small platform in the middle of the road to direct the traffic at busy junctions.
Corteges pass me hair's breadth by, more BMs and Mercs than I'd ever seen in one place at the same time, sparkling and chauffeur driven -- police on motorbikes, on point duty and on walkie talkies, hundreds of 'em.
Nice array of British motors and note the PC on point duty and cars parked outside Tower Building Picture: DAILY POST ARCHIVE
Swailes of delight: Hero Chris (left) celebrates with McLaughlin; Offiong and running: The Accies hitman slots the opener; Reid: Roaring orders; McCall: Point duty
His skill at keeping his fellow soldiers alive on point duty led the military to cover up his war crimes, though he was eventually pulled from duty and sent to a hospital for psychiatric treatment.
There is an amusing story about Prince Philip driving Her Majesty through London in this car and being held up by a policeman on point duty directing traffic.
Police on point duty struggled to keep traffic going.
Chief Traffic Officer Rawalpindi Shoaib Khurram Janbaz has said that all the DSPs, sector incharges and traffic wardens deployed on point duty have been directed to take stringent action against violators.
DARK DAYS: Commuters battle the fog in 1964 MASKED: A young couple take precautions as fog moves in sometime during the 1950s FLARED UP: Bus inspectors walked in front of London buses, holding flares NOT HAVING A BALL: A called-off game between Blues and Bolton Wanderers in 2005; and policeman on point duty uses flares to guide the traffic during a heavy smog in London on December 8, 1952
In fact page three carried a picture of a policeman on point duty at the junction of Mosley Street and Dene Street, Constable Terence McHugh.
FORMER policeman Tony Dollive is among several readers who remain convinced that the bobby on point duty at the junction of New Street and King Street was Sam Ford.