Photo of CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol vehicle courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is teaming with State Farm to continue operating the state’s safety patrol program, which offers free roadway assistance to motorists in need, the department said.
The program, previously known as the Courtesy Patrol, has a new moniker as a result of the State Farm sponsorship: CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol.
Patrol employees assist stranded motorists and provide traffic control at accident scenes. They also offer free, limited roadside assistance, including providing fuel, changing flat tires, jump-starting vehicles, providing lockout assistance, and moving vehicles to the shoulder or nearest interchange, CDOT said.
“We aim to make traveling in Colorado as safe and efficient as possible for motorists,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT executive director. “We’re proud to join with State Farm in support of a program that delivers on this objective. In addition, this innovative funding approach reduces the cost to state taxpayers, all while providing the same high-level service.”
The CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol is expected to assist more than 30,000 motorists in 2017 alone.