Improved Traffic Incident Management (TIM) programs and practices are urgently needed to:
The National Unified Goal (NUG) for Traffic Incident Management is a unified national policy developed by major national organizations representing traffic incident responders, under the leadership of the NTIMC.
The NUG is not mandatory. It encourages State and local transportation and public safety agencies to adopt unified, multi-disciplinary policies, procedures, and practices that will dramatically improve the way traffic incidents are managed on U.S. roadways.
The NUG does not address funding; it describes what we need to do to improve traffic incident management. By joining together to pursue common goals, TIM stakeholders can leverage their opportunities to secure resources to pursue these goals.
The Detailed Explanation of National Unified Goal document provides information on how the NTIMC is working with national, State, regional, and local TIM partners to implement the NUG’s 18 strategies.
The stakeholder groups included the national organizations that belong to the NTIMC and other national organizations interested in promoting the NUG. These groups represented the emergency medical services, fire and rescue, law enforcement, public safety communications, towing and recovery, and transportation sectors.