This document sets out the roles and responsibilities of the key organisations involved in traffic incident management on the strategic motorway and trunk road network, setting out a joint outcome.
This document will help improve the understanding of the responsibilities of each organisation, the collective joint working principles and shared priorities. This will lead to improved communications and collaboration, more effective incident management and a reduction in incident duration.
In 2013 there were approximately 5,125 unplanned incidents recorded by Traffic Scotland that impacted the strategic motorway and trunk road network. This resulted in a significant cost to the Scottish economy.
All parties must recognise and drive the need to work together collectively in order to minimise the impact of closures, whilst recognising individual objectives.