Tactics for enhanced arterial incident management

Richard A. Raub*, Joseph L Schofer

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Limiting the impact on traffic of non-recurring events such as crashes, traffic stops, or disabled vehicles through effective incident management should be the goal for responders. The arterial incident management study conducted by the Traffic Institute has examined what has been known about how incidents affect traffic and their potential costs, and show how they can be handled to minimize their effects. Important issues addressed included: Failure to respond in a timely manner and with adequate resources; Failure to remove vehicles and debris in a timely fashion; Inadequate traffic control at and around the incident; Lack of communication to motorists affected by the incident, and Limited planning for incident management. This paper concentrates on strategies which address the first issue, inadequate response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges, Innovations, and Opportunities
EditorsRahim F. Benekohal
PublisherASCE
Pages277-283
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 8 1997Jun 11 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period6/8/976/11/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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