Central Florida patrol coverage now includes portions of I-95 and I-75
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) today is recognizing State Farm as an important supporter in its Road Ranger program, as Road Ranger routes sponsored by State Farm have expanded to cover more people, traveling on more interstates in Central Florida since the beginning of April. The sponsorship now includes Road Rangers on Interstate 95 (I-95) in Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties and on I-75 in Sumter and Marion counties.
“This specialized patrol performs a vital service, keeping traffic moving by assisting drivers in times of need, alleviating congestion, reducing pollution and more importantly, helping prevent secondary crashes. The Road Rangers are expected to assist more than 50,000 travelers in Central Florida just this year alone,” said FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault. “This is a great example of private and public-sector partnerships that make Florida the best state to live and visit.”
“Road Rangers are often referred to as ‘lifesavers’ by the grateful motorists assisted along Florida’s highways and interstates,” adds FDOT District 5 Secretary Mike Shannon. “With thousands of vehicles and people traveling across Florida, our law enforcement officers can’t possibly get to everyone who may need help. Road Rangers help to fill that gap.”
“Our support of the Florida DOT Road Rangers program embodies our ‘good neighbor’ philosophy,” said Ed Gold, State Farm advertising director. “It also underscores the continued commitment State Farm has to auto safety, while helping people recover from the unexpected, which is the heart of the State Farm mission.”
The Road Rangers patrol is a free service to motorists and helps to reduce congestion and enhance safety on Florida’s roadways by proactively patrolling the highways, responding to crashes/incidents, changing a flat tire, jump-starting vehicles, providing gasoline, and making small safety repairs. The patrol will also provide traffic control for scene stabilization, deliver an initial maintenance response (debris clean up, spill control, etc.), and communicate with law enforcement agencies regarding incidents.
Disabled motorists can dial *FHP (*347) and the Florida DOT Road Rangers sponsored by State Farm will be notified by the Florida Highway Patrol. Florida motorists can learn more about the program at AssistPatrol.com. Motorists who are assisted by the patrol can also share their stories on social media using the hashtag #AssistPatrol. Road Rangers vehicles are designated as emergency vehicles. When you see one on or beside the roadway, please slow down or move over.
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