In its ongoing commitment to safety, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) now has Road Rangers patrolling all sections of the interstates that pass through Central Florida. The latest addition coming on April 1, as Road Rangers started patrols on I-95 in Brevard, Volusia, and Flagler counties.
Road Rangers assist motorists whose vehicles have become disabled, and provide assistance during traffic incidents with their flashing lights and other visual-lighted signage that urges drivers to give first responders safe space. The Road Rangers also help change tires, assist people who have run out of gas, and do minor fix-ups to get motorists moving again. This helps reduce congestion and the risk of crashes.
The new service is part of a five-year, $7.3 million contract that funds Road Rangers on both I-95 and I-75. The I-75 Road Rangers patrols were phased in earlier, and have been on patrol since last summer in Sumter and Marion counties. The contract calls for five Road Rangers to patrol on I-95, Monday-Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Additionally, two Road Rangers patrol I-75 in Marion and Sumter counties seven days a week during the same hours. A third Road Ranger patrol on I-75 will be added this summer.
AutoBase Inc., is the provider of the Road Ranger crews on I-95 and I-75.
Road Rangers also patrol I-4 in Central Florida, including special patrols in the I-4 Ultimate construction zone. Other contracts fund those patrols.
Please drive carefully and remember to move over for emergency vehicles, including the Road Rangers.