Traffic Incident Management is one of seven emphasis areas within the Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan . Visit the emphasis area link https://www.t2center.uconn.edu/trafficincident.php for more information.
TRAFFIC INCIDENT RESPONSE WEEK NOVEMBER 13-19, 2017
Many responders and motorists are dying on the Nations’ roads. We can and must get the Nation to focus on working together to reduce this trend.
AT AN INCIDENT SCENE, YOUR RESPONSE IS AS IMPORTANT AS OUR RESPONSE
- SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER when passing by an incident scene to provide a protective buffer for you, for responders, and the motorists behind you.
- IF YOU CAN STEER IT, CLEAR IT. If (and only if) your car is drivable and there are no injuries, you should move your car to the shoulder or nearby safe place off of the road.
- SIGNALS? USE THEM…SEAT BELTS? WEAR THEM… SIGNS? OBEY THEM
- REMOVE DISTRACTIONS…HANDS ON THE WHEEL – EYES ON THE ROAD
Many of us will travel between communities or States. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition, you have supplies in case of an emergency, and you are prepared in case the worst happens.
Know before you go and save a life.
Please click here for the Press Release.
Nationwide, highway incidents, such as accidents, vehicle breakdowns and dropped debris, are responsible for 25% of all highway congestion. Pre-planned traffic incident management can result in a quicker response and a more rapid clearing of the incident. Personnel responding to an incident can operate in a safer, more efficient environment. CRCOG has helped address these issues on a regional and statewide basis since 1998. Links below will take you to more detailed information about each of these initiatives:
- Regional Emergency Support Function 1 (Transportation), established in 2006
- Statewide Incident Management Task Force, established in 2003
- USDOT FHWA Office of Operations Traffic Incident Management