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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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Point duty is interpretation at a specific location, which can be an effective way of managing large groups in a limited time frame.
Women drivers of the mobile section of the Salford Lancashire police force also served cups of tea each morning and afternoon to the men on point duty during the war.
Our minibus took six and a half hours to cover 180 kilometres and at the head of every traffic jam was a policeman on point duty, making things even more complicated.
Aircraft maintenance workers at the airport, traffic police on point duty, security guards and petrol pump attendants are just some of the jobs in which Bahrainis too must endure extra hardship during Ramadan.
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 a" 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
Reid: Roaring orders; McCall: Point duty; Offiong and running: The Accies hitman slots the opener; Ham it up: Goal hero Richard Offiong shows delight at his strike
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.
| Ted White: I remember |when there were no traffic lights at many junctions in town, and policemen on point duty at the bottom of Pilgrim Street.