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Traffic Incident Management Quick Clearance Laws: A National Review of Best Practices

Uploaded By: Erin Arva Reference Number: AA-00368 Views: 1521 Created: 2015-04-15 18:53 Last Updated: 2015-04-15 18:53 0 Rating/ Voters

Three types of general legislation (Move Over, Driver Removal, and Authority Removal laws) support concurrent safe, quick clearance operations intended to enhance motorist and responder safety, as well as reduce congestion and delay. Although a number of States currently have one or more of these laws in place, observed variability in the existence, wording, and coverage of Quick Clearance Laws challenges further implementation. This report includes: (1) a description of the role and relevance of Quick Clearance Laws in the broader traffic incident management context; (2) a detailed review of the purpose and intent, model language, observed content trends and anomalies, and implementation challenges and resolutions for Move Over, Driver Removal, and Authority Removal laws including specific examples from State legislation; and (3) concluding remarks and proposed strategies for implementation, including beneficial synergy resulting from combined Quick Clearance Law implementation. It also includes a foreword by the FHWA Associate Administrator for Operations.

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Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Federal Highway Administration
State:N/A
Year:2008
Website:

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop09005/quick_clear_laws.pdf

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:Effective TIM Policies, Practices for Responder Safety, Move Over & Other TIM Laws
Industry Topics:On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Traffic Management
Resource Type:Guidance & Policy
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quick_clear_laws.pdf 1.9 Mb Download File
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