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Michigan Highway Strategic Safety Plan and SHRP 2 TIM Training Angie Kremer, P.E. Michigan Department of Transportation Traffic Incident Management Engineer.

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1 Michigan Highway Strategic Safety Plan and SHRP 2 TIM Training Angie Kremer, P.E. Michigan Department of Transportation Traffic Incident Management Engineer

2 Responder Safety The overarching reason for clearing roadways quickly is YOUR SAFETY! On average: Each year, about 5 firefighters are killed in struck by incidents. Each month, about one police officer is struck by a vehicle and killed somewhere in the US. Each week, a tow operator is killed doing their job on our roads. Every three days, a worker is struck and killed in a roadway work zone.

3 Quantifying the Problem Million Reported Incidents in 2010 in the US Estimated that the likelihood of a secondary incident raises 2.8% for every minute Estimated 10-25% of all incidents are secondary Often more severe than the primary incident

4 Quantifying the Problem- Congestion vs. Crashes Annual cost of traffic crashes: $299.5 billion (+ 83% from 2008) Average cost per person $1,522 November 2011 Study

5 Michigan Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) First plan created in 2004 Under the direction of the Governors Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC) had 11 Emphasis Areas New plan to be signed by the Governor New area is Traffic Incident Management

6 Michigan Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Currently forming the TIM Committee Letters/ of interest to TIM organization & associations will be sent out to solicit members Draft Action Plans due June 4 th Final Action Plans due Sept. 10th

7 Michigan Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) TIM Strategies –Promote & educate the use of high-visibility apparel for first responders –Coordinate traffic incident response between all responders –Conduct training in TIM for all stakeholders –Provide public education on safe, quick clearance and vehicle removal laws

8 Strategic Highway Research Program Authorized by Congress to address some of the most pressing needs related to the nations highway system Research areas: Safety, Renewal, Reliability, Capacity Administered by Transportation Research Board (TRB): –Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) –America Association of State Highway and Trans Officials (AASHTO) FHWA is lead on implementation

9 SHRP2 : National Traffic Incident Management Responder Course Objectives: –Improved responder safety –Improved reliability (reduced incident duration) –Improved motorist safety (reduced secondary crashes) Approach: –Researched core competencies –All disciplines participated every step –Development of multi-disciplinary training program for all responder stakeholders –Cross-training in TIM core competencies

10 SHRP2: Training Course Elements Course Design: –Final course is developed so entire course can be taught by Experienced Trainers from All Disciplines –Presented in its entirety or through selected modules –Four Hour Version is available Course Delivery Mechanisms: –Provide course to existing entities already conducting training – central body sets course –Flexible approach – delivery provided at local level

11 Delivery Train the Trainer: Multi- discipline f ull curriculum developed in SHRP2 project. After completing the TtT course participants will be equipped to provide the training to a larger audience of incident responders in their discipline. Classroom Training: Multi-discipline trainers trained through the TtT courses will conduct classroom-based training for a broader audience of incident responders across that state and/or region.

12 National TIM Responder Classroom Training To the extent possible: Conduct multi-discipline sessions 2 instructors (police, fire, DOT) per session

13 Audience Law Enforcement officers Fire and Rescue personnel Transportation Professionals Public works Emergency medical services Towing and recovery Hazmat responders Medical examiner Dispatcher/PSAPS Miscellaneous responders

14 National TIM Responder Train-the-Trainer Sessions Conducted or Scheduled TRB TtT Pilots Conducted Nashville, Richmond, Helena, Ft. Lauderdale FHWA TtTs Conducted Phoenix, Columbus, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wisconsin, Akron/Cleveland, Denver FHWA scheduled St. Louis, Tampa, Orlando Discussion Stage WV, NH, MA, PA, WA, IL, CA, KS, NY, NE, GA, KY

15 SHRP2 TIM: Implementation Goals By December 2014: –Conduct additional TtT sessions –Train State/local responders to deliver classroom training –Deliver Classroom Training to 30K-70K responders –TtT every State plus DC and PR Within 10 Years: –Train 4500 State/local responders to deliver classroom training –Deliver Classroom Training to 425K-900K responders –Deliver E-Learning to 1.2M responders

16 Implementation Plan Outreach to all disciplines and partnering sponsors to identify 30 +/- trainers, max 60 per class Provide Lead Instructors – qualified instructors can reach minimum of responders per instructor Required tracking of implementation numbers per trainer type/amount of training

17 Under Development E-Learning Course: An eTools version of the training will be developed to facilitate wide scale deployment of the training. Evaluation: Assess the degree to which the training accomplishes the objectives of improving TIM core competencies and coordination among multidisciplinary response teams.

18 Angie Kremer, P.E. Michigan Department of Transportation Traffic Incident Management Engineer


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