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Thursday 19 January 2023
Full throttle IM recovery operators carried out more than 177,000 recoveries in 2022. That was 15% up on 2021; a record number. The number of breakdown removals rose to above 100,000 for the first time. That was 13% more than last year and more than three times as many as in 2015. There was also a record for the number of security callouts. IM recovery operators were called out nearly 7,000 times to provide security for their own work and operations. That was 31% up on the 2021 figure.
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Friday 23 December 2022
Havoc On the evening of Sunday 18 December, there were more than 250 accidents on primary routes in the south-west of the Netherlands in a short period of time. Between nine and eleven p.m. there were more accidents per hour than would normally be registered in an entire working day. At midnight, it appeared that IM recovery operators had dealt with 305 accidents throughout the day. That was the second highest figure ever. The only day on which greater havoc resulted was 7 January 2017. On that day, there were 366 collisions on IM roads.
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Recovery companies on trunk road network in 2019 - 2022

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 58 qualified recovery companies. Below is a list of our contract partners for the contract period 1 April 2019 through to 31 March 2022.
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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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