Safety

CDOT State Farm Safety Program Ready to Help in Colorado Springs

November 20, 2017- Southeastern Colorado/ CDOT Region 2 –El Paso County –

 

As old man winter knocks on the door, the Colorado Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to be prepared for winter driving conditions. CDOT does have a safety resources to assist if you do run into trouble on I-25 in Colorado Springs. The CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol is a service offering free roadway assistance to motorists in need.

The service, which expanded to Colorado Springs in 2016, patrols I-25 between North Academy Blvd and South Academy Blvd, to provide assistance to passenger vehicles. The patrol DOES NOT respond to calls, but rather provides assistance to drivers they come upon during patrol hours or are dispatched to from the Colorado Springs Traffic Operations Center. The route is currently patrolled on weekdays from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 pm. Safety Patrol provides free assistance with flat tires, fuel or water transfer, jump starts, short distance towing, crash scene protection and minor mechanical assistance.

The program has operated in the Denver-area and along I-70, west of Denver, for several years. Due to its effectiveness at enhancing driver safety and reducing congestion, as well as delay times along numerous corridors, CDOT expanded to program to include Colorado Springs, as well as I-25 between Longmont and Fort Collins.

The sponsorship of the program, by State Farm provides an innovative funding approach that reduces the cost to taxpayers, while providing the same level of service. For additional information on CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol, please visit the CDOT website.

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