Multi-Level/Discipline Training – The Foundation for Effective Traffic Incident Management

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consists of a planned and coordinated, multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear incidents to restore traffic flow as safely and quickly as possible. TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders. Directly or indirectly, deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is typically for the purpose of managing traffic and providing traveler information in incident conditions and is a cornerstone of modern traffic operations activities. However, technology is only one component of what is required for TIM to be successful. Multiagency, multi-discipline relationships and interaction is critical for effective TIM. This “human” component of TIM is largely enabled through training and on-going, sustained TIM programs. This paper will present the emerging national TIM training curriculum being standardized through efforts of the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and their public safety partners. The paper also presents lessons learned throughout the development of the training curriculum process that may be applicable to other international communities contemplating the development of a more structured TIM training program.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2013 Technical Conference and Exhibit

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2013 2:38PM