Traffic Control Concepts for Incident ClearanceAuthor/Presenter: Birenbaum, Ingrid; Creel, Charles; Wegmann, Sally G.
This document discusses various aspects of traffic control for incidents with the focus on the traffic control roles and responsibilities of the responders as well as the safety of the responders and the motoring public. It also recognizes that active traffic management is necessary to meet the fluctuating needs of the scene and to minimize clearance and recovery time. An overview of popular state laws and policies enacted to support safe, quick clearance is provided. The roles/responsibilities of the various categories of responders are addressed. Available traffic control devices are discussed. There is also focus on the affects on traffic control created by the dynamic nature of incident clearance. Highlights some “best practices” to enhance traffic control implementation are included.