Highway incidents include crashes, disabled or abandoned vehicles, road debris, work zones and other emergencies. These often have substantial direct costs such as death, injury, and property damage. However, many motorists do not consider the impact of secondary costs such as traveler delay, reduced productivity, increased costs of goods and services, increased fuel consumption and air pollution and secondary crashes.
The Incident Management Task Force (IMTF) consists of highway safety professionals from around Kentucky and functions under the authority of the Governor’s Executive Committee on Highway Safety. The mission is to improve the safety of first responders and motorists, and reduce delays on our roadways by providing oversight and direction for Kentucky’s Highway Incident Management Program.