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The hotter the better

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
XXX The heatwave in the last few days of August led to a doubling in the number of breakdown recovery call-outs on motorways, but had hardly any impact on the response times achieved by IM recovery operators. On 23 August, Rijkswaterstaat announced that the 'heat wave response' protocol rules would be in effect from the following day. This means that all vehicles that have broken down on the motorway have to be removed as quickly as possible. On the four subsequent days, IM recovery operators received in excess of 640 call-outs per day, twice as many as in the previous week.
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Hot weather protocol breaks all records

Thursday 22 August 2019
Hot weather protocol breaks all records This year, the hot weather protocol was activated on 24 and 25 June and subsequently in the period 23 through to 26 July. All six days appear in the rankings of busiest IM days ever. This is not only because the weather conditions were particularly hot on these days. It is also due to the decision by Rijkswaterstaat to opt more often for breakdown removal than was the case in the past. This applies both during heatwaves and during other periods of the year. During the first five months of this year, the number of breakdown removals was 13% higher than in the same period in 2018.
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Recovery companies on trunk road network in 2016 - 2019

Stichting Incident Management Nederland is responsible for the recovery of passenger vehicles on the Dutch main trunk road network. For that purpose, Stichting Incident Management Nederland collaborates closely with 65 qualified recovery companies. Below is a list of our contract partners for the contract period 1 April 2016 through to 31 March 2019.
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As quick as possible unhindered passage following an incident

The objective of Incident Management is to ensure that as quickly as possible following an incident, the trunk roads are once again clear for unhindered passage of traffic. The Stichting Incident Management Nederland (Incident Management Netherlands Foundation) was established to support road managers in their efforts in the field of incident management.
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