Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

What is Traffic Incident Management?

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is a planned and coordinated program process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents (such as a crash or an impaired vehicle), and restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible. MoDOT coordinates with many partners such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, EMS, public safety and towing recovery to maintain an effective TIM program.

What are TIM Programs?

A TIM program is a logical, structured, and integrated set of TIM activities tailored to a specific geographic area. It includes policies, strategies and technologies integrated into a multiagency, multijurisdictional environment aimed at reducing the occurrence and impact of traffic incidents.

Effective TIM programs manage traffic incidents and emergencies on the roadway to allow clearing of crashes more safely and quickly.