Traffic Incident Management
Traffic incidents impact the safety of the traveling public and those responding to the incident. From minor crashes to hazardous materials spills and multi-vehicle pileups, traffic incident management provides a systematic, coordinated approach to managing incidents on the highway system. The purpose is to minimize impacts to travelers and enhance the safety of those involved in, and responding to, incidents. Effective traffic incident management requires collaboration and coordination between emergency responders, such as:
- law enforcement,
- fire and rescue,
- towing and recovery
- as well as maintenance and operations staff from both the Iowa DOT and local agencies.
As a leader of the statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee, staff in Traffic Operations assists with the planning of an annual statewide conference.
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Traffic Incident Mangement