Crashes, spilled loads and stalled vehicles are all examples of
traffic incidents. Here in Wisconsin and throughout the nation,
these situations and the traffic congestion caused by them account
for approximately one-fourth of all delays on our highway system. Traffic incidents also significantly impact the safety of both
motorists and emergency responders.
Traffic Incident Management, or TIM, a collaborative effort of public
safety and transportation agencies, 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. Effective TIM reduces the duration and
impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists,
crash victims and emergency responders.
Wisconsin recognizes the importance of TIM in maintaining the
operational safety and efficiency of the stateís roadways. The
Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) Program is a comprehensive multi-agency, multi-discipline
program, led by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT),
Improving responder safety
Enhancing the safe, quick clearance of traffic incidents
The program, initiated in 1995, is a sustained initiative
for assessing needs, developing solutions and strategies, and
fostering the transportation-public safety partnerships that are
essential for effective TIM.
Current TIME Program activities and initiatives
Calendar of events
- Provides information on upcoming TIME meetings and training
opportunities. Dates, times and locations for each event are
identified on each of the monthly pages.
Regional TIME Meetings
- To facilitate discussion, build relationships
and promote a consistent program statewide, TIME meetings are
conducted in each of the five WisDOT Regions.
Statewide TIM Conference
- TIME Program partners with Wisconsin
State Patrolís Bureau of Transportation Safety (BOTS) to host
three TIM tracks at the Annual Governorís Conference on
Legislation - TIME program works to promote laws (Move Over Law, Steer It, Clear
It Law, etc.) designed to protect law enforcement officers,
emergency responders, tow operators and highway maintenance
personnel who are conducting business on Wisconsinís roadways.
Questions about the content of this page:
Statewide TIM Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: January 24, 2013