The Capitol Region Council of Governments administers the Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition that includes both public and private stakeholders.  The Coalition acts as a steering committee overseeing a regional TIM program within the Hartford Urbanized Area. The program strives to strengthen the role of the responder community, increase the safety for motorized and non-motorized users, and promote efficient transportation system management and operation along the state’s highway system.




To enhance motorist and responder safety during traffic emergencies by creating and sustaining partnerships with law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, transportation and environmental agencies, towing and recovery, drivers, the media, the insurance industry and others.


To provide a systematic, planned, and coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to detect, respond and clear crashes to restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible.


Training MATTERS – Response MATTERS – Safe Quick Clearance MATTERS

Photo courtesy of Wethersfield Fire Department Motor Vehicle Crash, 10/27/20


Photo Courtesy – Journal Inquirer, Jim Michaud I-84 East Hartford, 9/4/2020

For a link to Greater Hartford TIM Coalition Activities click here.

Traffic Incident Management is currently one of seven emphasis areas within the Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan .

Visit the emphasis area link for more information.

Connecticut Quick Clearance Legislation

These Connecticut General Statutes have direct relevance to TIM activities in support of quick clearance.

Authority Removal Law CT General Statutes Section 14-66(g)
Move Over Law CT General Statute Section 14-283b
Move-It Law CT General Statute Section 4-224(d)

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Statewide Incident Management Task Force, established in 2003 and no longer active


USDOT FHWA Office of Operations Traffic Incident Management

Responder Safety

TIM Network