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Traffic Incident Management

What is Traffic Incident Management?

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Nationally, the goals of TIM programs are to improve responder safety, provide safe, quick clearances, and improve prompt, reliable, inter-operable communications. In order to be effective, TIM teams must have involvement from a wide range of stakeholders, including Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, and Towing and Recovery industry partners. Meaningful TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders. A “good” TIM program is one in which responders go home every time, roadways are blocked for the minimum amount of time, and secondary crashes are reduced or eliminated.

The OTO's TIM Subcommittee functions to advance the implementation of TIM principles through regional first response agencies, and to collaboratively review major incidents that occur on OTO's roads.

This page contains important documents that have been adopted by the TIM Subcommittee and a listing of upcoming events related to TIM in the Ozarks.

The TIM Subcommittee meets on the 1st Monday of February, May, August, and November. Meetings are held at the OTO's offices, at 2207 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807, and run from 2-3:30pm.

TIM training classes are available periodically throughout Southwest Missouri. These classes follow curriculum created for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). For information about these classes can be viewed on the FHWA's TIM Responder Training page.

A web-based National TIM Training Certificate is available through the Responder Safety Learning Network.

Click Here for the Full TIM Calendar of Events

Traffic Incident Management Plans and Guidelines

TIM Resources

Information on TIM Best Practices is available through a number of FHWA and TRB publications.

OTO TIM Subcommittee Membership

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