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State Police, DOTD announce traffic incident management program

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

First responders announced a new program Tuesday that will make roads in Louisiana a lot safer. The state is looking to improve with a new program called Traffic Incident Management.

Every state trooper and other first responders will get special training to ensure all traffic incidents are cleaned up as quickly and safely as possible.

Louisiana State Police Captain Doug Cain said it will improve communication when several agencies are working together, like on a major car crash.

"The importance is that we all understand each other's role, that we have all these moving parts that work together and a unified mission to clear that road way, and ultimately put things back to normal," said Cain.

Col. Mike Edmonson said it also helps first responders get there as fast as possible. The new system also will look to increase communication with the public, notifying them on road closures.

Authorities say they look to train up to 1,000 people by the end of this year.

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