Presentation on theme: "Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training Performance Measurements and Reducing Secondary Collisions Tim Lane, Chief of Enforcement Az Department of Transportation."— Presentation transcript:
1 Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training Performance Measurements and Reducing Secondary CollisionsTim Lane, Chief of EnforcementAz Department of TransportationEnforcement and Compliance Division
2 National StatisticsBetween 1987 and 2010 (24 years), 278 law enforcement officers were struck and killed by vehicles; that averages out to one officer killed each month.The fire service had five firefighters killed in “struck by” incidents in 2010, which accounted for about 6 percent of firefighter deaths.An average of 23 highway workers were struck and killed by vehicles each month in 2010 compared to 22 in 2009.
3 Arizona Model“Arizona DPS has lost 28 officers, 15 were traffic related and 11 of those were involved in crashes that were secondary to an initial traffic incident.”
4 These are only those that were killed, how many more were injured or were lucky enough just to have their unoccupied vehicles struck?During calendar year 2011 the Arizona Highway Patrol investigated 1616 collisions which were secondary to a primary incident of these 541 were secondary to a prior collision and 54 involved first responders.
5 Training Effectiveness National TIM Training EffortTier One Responder Training(SHRP II, National TIM Responder Training)Tier Two Mid-Level Manager TrainingFHWA Mid- Level Management WorkshopsTop 40 Cities by PopulationTier Three Executive Brief
6 Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Course SHRP II SHRP II TrainingTraffic Incident Management (TIM) CourseSHRP IIDeveloped as a single, interdisciplinary course that introduces, teaches, and provides participants with hands-on, scenario-based opportunities to acquire and demonstrate common core competencies among :Law EnforcementFire/RescueEMSDepartment of TransportationTow and RecoveryCommunications
7 TIM Performance Measures Response timesRoadway clearance timesIncident clearance timesIncident completion timesSecondary collision dataTypically more severe than primary incidentLikelihood of involving a first responder“Things that are measured get accomplished”
8 DefinitionRoadway Clearance Time: This interval is defined as the time between the first recordable awareness of an incident (detection, notification, or verification) by a responding agency and first confirmation that all traffic lanes are available for traffic flow.
9 DefinitionIncident Clearance Time: This interval is defined as the time between the first recordable awareness of the incident and the time at which the last responder has left the scene.
10 DefinitionSecondary Incidents (crashes): These incidents are identified as the number of unplanned incidents beginning with the time of detection of the primary incident where a collision occurs either within the incident scene or within the queue, including the opposite direction resulting from the original incident.
11 Effects of Congestion on First Responder Safety and Motorists 20% or more of all crashes are secondary in nature.18% of all fatal crashes are secondary in nature.A vehicle sitting adjacent to the travel lanes or on the shoulder increases the risk of a secondary crash by 2.8%For every minute a roadway is blocked it takes 4 minutes to clear the related queue
13 Oct - Dec 2010: 4,793 Non-Injury Injury Fatal How Are You Doing?Oct - Dec 2010: 4,793Non-InjuryRoadway Clearance: 45 minIncident Clearance: 84 minInjuryRoadway Clearance: 54 minIncident Clearance: 94 minFatalRoadway Clearance: 212 minIncident Clearance: 214 minApril - June 2011: 4,366 (-9%)Non-InjuryRoadway Clearance: 32 min (-28%)Incident Clearance: 40 min (-51%)InjuryRoadway Clearance: 46 min (-14%)Incident Clearance: 58min (-37%)FatalRoadway Clearance: 198 min (-6.78%)Incident Clearance: 211 min (-1.68%)
14 Leveraging TIM benefits During the 2nd Qtr of fy2011417,339 minutes were spend on the highway at crash scenes (4797 crashes -averaging 87.6 minute clearance times).During the 4th Qtr of fy2011Metro Phx HP using TIM strategies saved 46,800 minutes at highway crash scenes.Using 2.8% per min increase in secondary crash risks, that’s a reduction of 1,200 secondary crashes or about 10%Metro Phx averaged 6.07% secondary crashes compared to a national average of 20%
15 Savings from reduced secondary crashes During the 4th quarter of FY2011 our completion times were nearly the same, they were still completed, just off the roadway out of harms way.If 1200 secondary collisions were avoided with an 87 minute completion time that saved us 1740 hours that quarter, or 4 FTEs in a year.
16 We use TraCs10 as our mobile reporting software. Collection methodWe use TraCs10 as our mobile reporting software.Our crash report has the time of incidentWhen ADOT created our new form,15 fields were included than could be used by any agency.We utilize those fields to collect, time roadway was reopened, time responders clear the scene, and secondary crash information.
17 Additional TIM Performance and TraCS TraCS Electronic enforcement documentsOfficers are reporting much quicker traffic stop completion times, nearly saving 10 minutes per stopDPS/HPB stops nearly 500,000 violators a yearHow many hours are saved? (47 FTEs)How many secondary collisions are avoided?What other positive or negative results are there?
18 Un-obligated time during our first year of TIM went from 18% to 21% an increase from 2010 of nearly 3% or 44,565 hours.1750 hours per full time employee (FTE)25 FTEs
19 Where do we go from here? Continue TIM training among Coalition Memorialize TIM strategies as an HPD priority in HPD Policy.Add performance goals into HPD Strategic Plan to:Further reduce secondary collisions involving first responders and motoristsFurther reduce roadway clearance timesFurther reduce incident clearance times
20 Through the use of TIM Strategies we believe the AzDPS has: SuccessThrough the use of TIM Strategies we believe the AzDPS has:Reduced the risk to officers and motorists of secondary crashes.Increases available un-obligated time officers can use for proactive activities.Reduced non-reoccurring congestion.
21 TIM Training and Performance Measures are critical to advancing TIM ConclusionTIM Training and Performance Measures are critical to advancing TIMWe all need to work together to get this donePlease join the TIM NetworkThank You!