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Fall 2010

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Technology Enhances Safety and Service

By Rick DeMeis

In a world of changing technologies, Safety Service Patrols (SSP) have improved methods for responding to road incidents. Advancing from recording incidents on paper and relying on verbal descriptions to assess an event, SSP professionals are now often equipped with the latest technologies to increase patrol efficiency in response time, record keeping, and communication… Read More

Headlights On… Luisa Paiewonsky

Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Administrator, Luisa Paiewonsky discusses accomplishments, challenges and on-going developments in the world of highway safety with particular attention paid to the Massachusetts Highway Assist program… Read More

News & Notes

A look at developments from Safety Service Patrols from state to state… Learn More

Move Disabled Vehicles Faster

According to the Traffic Incident Management Coalition (TIM), opening as many lanes as possible, as soon as possible, remains a top priority for traffic incident management and will reduce the chance of secondary accidents. The Master Vehicle Mover or MVM™ is the quickest and safest way to move wrecked or disabled vehicles… Read More

Responding to Roadway Incidents

In November, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) hosted a webinar entitled “The First 15 Minutes: Decision Making at Roadway Incidents.” Jack Sullivan, Director of Training for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, spoke to first responders about the importance of safety when responding to incidents… Read More

Editor’s Note

With winter approaching Safety Service Patrols across the country are out on the roads helping motorists who find themselves unprepared for, amongst other things, the cooler temperatures, the wild animals roaming the highway and the increase in rainfall, wind and in the northern regions, snow. We at Safe Highway Matters would like to acknowledge and thank the additional efforts put forth by the Safety Service Patrol Operators and professionals… Read More

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