Traffic Safety Initiatives: Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Traffic Incident Management

One of the leading challenges for public safety agencies is the increasing traffic on streets and roadways. With more vehicle miles traveled, there is greater pressure on public safety agencies to keep the roads safe and the traffic flowing. Crashes, disabled vehicles, and weather can create formidable challenges for responders and drivers alike. However, especially in the case of a fatality or criminal investigation, the processing of the scene can cause even greater traffic delays as the road remains shut down while investigators photograph and collect evidence, which could be spread for a considerable distance along the road.