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Why TIM?

• Save Lives
Traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for law enforcement and EMS responders in the US, and results in multiple fatalities due to secondary crashes every year in Arkansas.
• Save Time
Every minute a freeway lane is blocked can result in 4 minutes of delay.
• Save Money
Less time spent in backups, fewer secondary crashes, fewer responder injuries, and fewer insurance claims all result in lowering costs for responder agencies, businesses, and the motoring public.


The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program removes incidents from Arkansas’ highways and restores normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible. ARDOT partners with multiple agencies to:
• Enhance responder safety
• Enhance the safe and quick clearance of traffic incidents
• Reduce the risk of secondary crashes
• Support the economic vitality of Arkansas by minimizing delay

National TIM Responder Training

ARDOT and other TIM partners offer TIM training that are FREE to responders and other appropriate personnel.
Who does TIM?
• Law Enforcement CLICK to see
list of available classes
• Fire / Rescue
• Emergency Medical Services
• Towing and Recovery
• Communications
• Highway / Transportation
What to know about the FREE training
• This 4-hour course is developed by FHWA
• Trainers are FHWA certified
• Endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA)
• Free Online Training Option Available Here
Contact to learn more about TIM Training
Eddie Tanner, Section Head – Workforce Development eddie.tanner@ardot.gov 501-569-2236
1Lt. Brad Perkins, Arkansas Highway Police brad.perkins@ardot.gov 501-569-2682
TIM Contact


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