ALTERNATIVE SURVEILLANCE CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR FREEWAY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT-VOLUME 5. TRAINING GUIDE FOR ON-SITE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Experience has shown that at traffic incident scenes, safety and operations can be improved if good on-site traffic management is used. Motorists lose about 750 million vehicle-hours per year while waiting for incidents to be removed, and over 2 million accidents per year occur on urban freeway alone. This research study identifies low-cost incident management systems for responding to freeway disturbances. Emphasis is placed on the development of pre-planned response techniques, candidate jurisdictional agreements, traffic operational procedures for incident sites, and overall improvement of freeway incident management. This volume of the report has been developed to assist police, highway departments, and traffic engineering personnel responsible for traffic control and incident cleanup at the site of a freeway accident, spill, or breakdown. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Urbanek, G L
    • Owen, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 62 Final Rpt., FCP 31C2-512
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8813
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM