Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced the launch of the newly named Wisconsin DOT State Farm Safety Patrol, a service that provides free roadway assistance to motorists in need. “When there’s a crash or a motorist is having vehicle trouble on the highway, it can create problems for everyone,” said WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross. “As driver safety is core to the WisDOT mission, we’re excited about the potential to effectively manage incidents and keep traffic flowing with as few interruptions as possible.” Comprised of specially equipped vehicles that patrol high-volume roadways and major work zones, the Wisconsin DOT State Farm Safety Patrol offers free, limited roadside assistance to drivers in need. Services include providing small amounts of fuel, changing flat tires and jump-starting vehicles, as well removing debris from the roadway. The flatbed patrol vehicles also help relieve congested traffic at the scenes of incidents and accidents. If necessary, the Wisconsin DOT State Farm Safety Patrol quickly relocates disabled vehicles from the highway’s travel lanes and/or shoulders to safe, pre-designated locations away from traffic. There are images and video of the new Safety Patrol vehicles here for use by the media.
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