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Improving Traffic Incident Management: Literature Review
  • Publication no: AP-R296-07
  • ISBN: 1 921139 84 6
  • Published: 24 January 2007
It could be argued that literature on traffic incident management seemed to fall into two categories; one associated with the management of traffic incident management programs and the other associated with enabling technologies such as detection and modelling. It can be concluded from the available material that the literature on management issues originate mainly from practitioners and consultants who facilitate these managerial processes as well as having to deal with the actual on site management of traffic incidents, while the technological issues of traffic management are researched by academics. As such, practitioners have to deal with management of operational activities, institutional relationships and also make decisions on technological issues involving incident detection, resources for clearance and recovery, traffic management and information dissemination to the public.
  • AP-R296-07 Improving Traffic Incident Management: Literature Review
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  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Traffic incidents
    • 1.2. History
    • 1.3. Structure of the report
    • 1.4. The available literature
  • 2. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
    • 2.1. Incident management activities
    • 2.2. Stakeholders
    • 2.3. Incident management programs
    • 2.4. Incident management systems
  • 3. ADVANCED TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
    • 3.1. Service patrols
    • 3.2. Quick clearance
    • 3.3. Incident response teams
    • 3.4. Interagency agreements
    • 3.5. Training
    • 3.6. Automatic incident detection
    • 3.7. Microsimulation
    • 3.8. Other elements
    • 3.9. In-vehicle developments
  • 4. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
    • 4.1. Data
    • 4.2. Reporting
    • 4.3. Sharing information about traffic incidents
  • 5. ISSUES IN TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
    • 5.1. Key issues
    • 5.2. National security
  • 6. CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX 1 RESOURCES
  • APPENDIX 2 OTHER LITERATURE SOURCES
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL