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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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Flying start

Tuesday 30 July 2019
Flying start IM recovery operators achieved the fastest arrival times ever, during the second quarter of 2019. This marked a flying start to the new contract period for recovery companies on the trunk road network. The average arrival time for 27,339 recoveries amounted to 12:27 minutes. Following correction for delays due to traffic congestion, the average arrival time was just 10:54 minutes. Both figures are approx. 50 seconds lower than the result in the previous quarter. The record set in the second quarter of 2012 was also beaten. In that quarter, for 16,607 recoveries, the operators achieved an average arrival time following correction for delays due to congestion of 11:16 minutes.
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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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