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Traffic incident management, or TIM, is a coordinated effort by all responders to accommodate their safety, victims’ safety, incoming traffic’s safety, and overall mobility.
Responders include those working in communications, emergency medical services, fire and rescue, law enforcement, towing and recovery, and transportation and public works.
Crash Responder Safety Week, Nov. 13–17, is an opportunity to promote Move Over laws and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training for all traffic incident responders. This year’s theme is “Protect Those Who Protect You.” For more information visit the Federal Highway Administration’s website.
What Is a Traffic Incident?
- A crash or stalled vehicle
- Debris on the roadway
- A vehicle or grass fire
- An unplanned and nonrecurring event—such as flooding, a road heave or buckle, felony traffic stop, or tender/tanker operations
- ANYTHING that brings a responder out to the road in an emergency
- Reduce responder exposure
- Reduce secondary crashes
- Reduce incident clearance time
- Reduce travel delay
Minnesota Traffic Crash Impacts (2021)
People involved in crashes
Motor vehicles involved in crashes
Economic loss to Minnesota