According to the Federal Highway Administration, a division of the United States Department of Transportation, on average, there are over 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year. That’s approximately 16,139 each year.
Those statistics alone are a reminder that accidents happen. We do our best to try to avoid them, we follow the speed limits, and we heed traffic signs and warnings, but it only takes is a few seconds of not paying attention or an abrupt change in traffic flow and next thing you know, you’re either in an accident or sitting in a traffic jam.
The challenge then shifts to figuring out how to contain the situation, prevent further harm, and restore traffic flow as quickly as possible. However, achieving this goal is far from simple. It requires the strategic organization and a variety of teams and personnel such as:
- Law enforcement
- Fire and rescue
- Emergency medical services
- Local transportation companies
- Public safety communications
- Emergency management teams
- Towing and recovery
- Hazardous materials contractors
- Traffic information media
Among this integral personnel are traffic control and incident management companies like Bird Dog Traffic Control. Read on to learn more about traffic incident management and how Bird Dog Traffic Control can help.
What is Traffic Incident Management?
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is a program that was established by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA). It involves a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly and as safely as possible to restore traffic flow. Essentially, this program is responsible for providing the roadmap that coordinates all of the aforementioned necessary personnel deployed at the state and local levels to manage traffic incidents.
When TIM is effective, the duration and impact of traffic incidents such as construction, pedestrian, or collision accidents are reduced and the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders is restored.
Why Choose Bird Dog Traffic Control to Assist in TIM?
As the #1 traffic control company serving the Southeast, Bird Dog Traffic Control has the experience necessary to follow and execute the highest level of safety standards when it comes to a range of traffic control services, including traffic incident management.
By the time major delays or accidents are reported on traffic reports or your local news channel, our highly trained crews are already at the scene. We are always prepared to serve when accidents arise As the #1 traffic control company serving the Southeast, our team is committed to providing you with the latest updates. Our crews are always prepared to serve when emergency lane closures arise.
When it comes to keeping our roads, highways, drivers, and roadworkers safe, our team works hard to provide a full-service array of solutions to quickly and efficiently respond to traffic control and management needs in order to restore order.
To learn more about partnering with a traffic control company with decades of experience dealing with traffic incident management and executing an effective traffic control plan, contact Bird Dog Traffic Control by calling 844-369-0799 or fill out this form today!