Pennsylvania aims to improve accident clearance times, responder safety

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Pennsylvania has launched an effort to reduce the time it takes to clear highway accidents.

The PennTIME program will enhance coordination and training among first responders. Reducing accident clearance times, officials said, will improve responder safety.

The program is a joint effort by five state agencies; PennDOT, the Department of Health, Pennsylvania State Police, PEMA, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

“The PennTIME initiative reflects our desire to clear the hurdles that could result from many different state and local agencies being responsible for both the state and the local road system,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said.

So far, 2,000 emergency responders so far have been trained on the new program.

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