State Traffic branch (S.T.B) formed in 1948.
STB was empowered to carry out cases under the M.V. Act and B.P.Act.
Disbanded in March 1989 due to various complaints. Staff brought under the SPs of the districts.
In 1992 - Highway Safety Patrol Scheme started due to increase in dacoities and robberies on the Highways. Earlier Staff brought under the control of DIG (HSP).
September 1996 - "Highway Police" came into existence - A change in nomenclature on 04.08.2009 - Limited legal powers to HP under the M.V.Act on the N.H.4 (Mumbai - Pune Highway) and the Expressway, renewable on a yearly basis.
Upto 2009 there were 49 Traffic Aid Posts controlling and monitoring the Traffic on Highways.In 2010 New 11 TAPs are sanctioned by the Goverment of Maharashtra.