Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Well-trained responders improve the safety of drivers, reduce crashes that can occur because of incident-related congestion, decrease traffic delays and can reduce incident response time.
This course will provide attendees with a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards.
This training covers many TIM recommended procedures and techniques, including:
Notification and Scene Size-Up
Safe Vehicle Positioning & Scene Safety
Clearance and Termination
The training will also include a tour of the CTDOT’s new Highway Operations Center, where the Newington Operations Center and the Bridgeport Operations Center work together to coordinate response to traffic incidents on the state highway system.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
The target audience for this training is individuals from municipal Public Works agencies, including traffic signal operations staff, and municipal Law Enforcement.