TIME Initiatives

Commitment to Mobility and Safety

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Georgia’s Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) was implemented in 2008 to facilitate quick clearance of large-scale commercial vehicle incidents and to enhance responder safety during the mitigation of these events. TRIP also serves to minimize the risk of injuries to Georgia’s motoring public by reducing the likelihood of secondary crashes.

The Open Road Policy (ORP) states that whenever a roadway or travel lane is closed or partially blocked by a traffic incident, the Georgia State Patrol, Department of Transportation, local law enforcement and other public safety agencies and responders will re-open the roadway as soon as possible. It can be endorsed by agencies, cities, counties, and businesses.

The Georgia Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Guidelines were developed under the direction of Georgia’s Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) Task Force to provide a uniform and proven approach for guiding incident management activities which helps provide the safest possible work environment for all Georgia incident responders.

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Teams allow first responder and public safety personnel to meet and focus on coordinated efforts for detecting and safely removing incidents to restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible.