West Nashville Wrecker Service Participated in an Incident Management Conference

Washington Dc, MD (PressExposure) March 26, 2009 -- West Nashville Wrecker Service participated in an Incident Management Conference with numerous agencies for the purpose of the Tennessee Highway Safety and Incident Management (THSIM), which provides information on different areas of the SHSP, present strategies on better safety practices, and emphasize the need to have a more focused approach to Safety through all components – engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency response. (This conference is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.)

The Tennessee Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) was enacted in November of 2004. The Strategic Highway Safety Committee is composed of members from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Safety, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Nashville Metro Police. The committee reports directly to the Commissioners of Transportation and Safety on their activities and progress. Components of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan include lane departure, intersection safety, work zone safety, legislative, traffic records, motor carrier safety, driver behavior, and training programs.

In addition to the SHSP, Tennessee also has a Strategic Plan for Highway Incident Management. This plan establishes a systematic, statewide, multi-agency effort to improve the management of highway incidents which include crashes, disabled and abandoned vehicles, debris in the roadway, work zones, adverse weather, and other events and emergencies that impact the transportation system.

Crash Facts Tennessee Crash Statistics for 2006 are: Total Fatalities: 1,287: Roadway Departure – 859; Intersections – 194; Pedestrian – 91; Work Zones - 27 Fatality Rate: 1.82 Here are the topics that were covered:

Public’s Prospective on Highway Safety and Incident Management Panel Discussion: Operation Tennessee Storm Track 1: Safety Challenges and Practices Traffic & Criminal Software TRACS & Fusion Center Commercial Motor Overnight Parking Dilemma Edge & Centerline Rumble Stripes Safety Audit Update Sharing the Road Older Drivers Safety Action Plan Automated Speed Enforcement Strategies to Improve Safety on Rural Roads Circuit Rider Update Teenage Crashes/Fatalities in Tennessee Track 2: Incident Management In Tennessee Removal of Vehicles from TN's Interstates Response to Catastrophic Event on New Madrid Fault Training & Equipping TN Medical Responders Update on 511 HELP Trucks Data Collections/New Technology Best Practices of Incident Management Tennessee Open Road Policy Kentucky SAFE Program Georgia HERO Program Traffic Management for First Responders

The classes were set up in two different rooms. There were about 125 people that attended the conference.

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The committee reports directly to the Commissioners of Transportation and Safety on their activities and progress.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 24, 2009 at 2:35 am
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