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Definition
Goals
Elements
Roles and Responsibilities
Accomplishments
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Reduce incident related congestion
Improve traffic flow
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Improve response and incident clearance times
Improve emergency responder safety
Reduce secondary collisions
Decrease economic impact caused by incidents
Make travel in Florida
safer and more efficient
TRANSPORTATION
• EFFICIENCY
• TRAVELER SAFETY
FIRE
DEPARTMENT/
MEDICAL/ DEP
• PRESERVE LIVES
• PRESERVE PROPERTY
LAW
ENFORCEMENT
• ENFORCEMENT
• INVESTIGATION
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Detection
Verification
Response
Motorist Information
Site Management
Traffic Management
Clearance
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Emergency Responders – Fire/Rescue
Law Enforcement
Transportation Agencies
Emergency Operations Centers
Traffic Communication Centers
Media
Public Information Officers
Medical Examiner
Environmental Agencies
Forestry
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Disseminate Information
Site Management
Traffic Management
Clearance
Performance Measures
Notification
Incident
Cleared
Response
Verification
Travel
Lanes
Cleared
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Open Roads Policy
Spill Mitigation Policy
Road Rangers
RISC
Move It Law
Move Over Law
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TIMe 4 Safety Video
Road Ranger Responder Survey
Move Over Law
Open Roads Policy
Spill Mitigation Guidelines
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Active programs in
most major urban areas
in Florida and along
Florida’s Turnpike.
In 2011, Road Rangers
made over 395,000
stops including:
 Debris pick-ups
 Emergency response
support
 Motorist assistance
calls.
Incidents by Event Type
Abandoned
Vehicle
6% 9%
8%
Crash
Debris
Disabled
Vehicle
Other
16%
61%
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Originally signed in 2002
Updated in 2012 (pending final approval)
Agreement between Florida Highway Patrol and
Florida Department of Transportation
State Highway System
Promotes responder safety
Expedites removal of vehicles, cargo, and debris
Restores safe and orderly flow of traffic in an urgent
manner after a traffic incident
For more info:
http://www.floridatim.com/documents/Training/Open%20Roads%20Policy.pdf
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Mitigation of Accidental
Discharges of Motor Vehicle
Fluids Guidelines
Guidelines for clean-up of
hazardous materials such as:
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Oil
Fuel
Grease
Antifreeze
For more info:
http://www.floridatim.com/documents/Training/Spill%20Mitigation%20Guidelines.pdf
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Provides incentives to
towing companies who
respond and clear
incidents involving types
of vehicles that are beyond
the recovery capabilities of
light and medium-duty
rotation towing providers
For more info:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Traf_Incident/pdf/2010_2011AnnualRISCReportFINAL.pdf
Activation
of
RISC
Arrival
on scene
within 60
minutes
60 minutes
$600 flat rate
service payment
if arrival time is
within 60 minutes
NTP
Notice to
proceed
is given
90 minute
clearance
goal
90 minutes
90 minute clearance
time, $2,500 bonus
Plus $1,000 bonus
if additional
equipment is used
180 minutes
If vendor exceeds 90
minutes but does not
exceed 180 minutes
clearance time, $0
bonus
180+ minutes
If roadway is not
cleared within 180
minutes, a penalty
of $10/minute
($600/hour) is
assessed
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Requires minor
accident vehicles to
be moved from
travel lanes when
safe and there are
no injuries
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Reduces
 Lane closure times
 Hazards to other
drivers
 Hazards to
responders
Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle
or
Slow to a speed 20 mph less than the posted speed limit
For more info: http://www.flhsmv.gov/safetytips/MoveOverTips.htm
Develop
action
plans
Maintain
Free Flow
Traffic
Learn
from each
other
Communication