State Farm partners with Wisconsin Department of Transportation 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.
State Farm signs deal with Connecticut Department of Transportation (HARTFORD, CT) Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a new sponsorship agreement between the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and State Farm that will allow the department to continue the Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol (CHAMP). The program, which will be renamed the CTDOT State Farm Safety Patrol, has been in operation for more than 20 years and enhances highway safety by proactively patrolling and assisting stranded motorists, and provides better traffic control at incident scenes to alleviate congestion and prevent secondary crashes.