State Officials Unveil SAFE Patrol Trucks To Help Drivers

Folks who run into trouble on one of Kentucky's major roads now have a new way to get help.
The state has rolled out 27 SAFE Patrol trucks, all equipped to take care of highway emergencies.
They will patrol all of the state's interstates and parkways.
Officials say the trucks can handle anything from a stalled car to a major accident.
The SAFE Patrol trucks will be available seven days a week between 7 a.m. And 11 p.m.
You can call 1-877-FOR-KYTC for help.

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  • by whitebass Location: Richmond on Sep 9, 2007 at 07:29 AM
    Great program! Be even better, if it ran 24-hrs.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Sep 7, 2007 at 04:07 PM
    Will the bring me some beer, I'm broke down and need a drink.
  • by John Location: NKY on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:42 AM
    This is a GREAT program. Thumbs UP Kentucky!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by John Location: NKY on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    The state even hired 5 people who were laid off from the Oakwood hospital to do this job. So don't go spreading rumors about something great like this. How better can your tax money be spent that helping people on the interstate? Every one should call their legislators and tell them this is a great program and that they should expand it.
  • by John Location: NKY on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    ML your wrong. Everyone who was doing it was given the chance to apply for the position. The old service ran under the highway districts themselves. The new service runs under the Department of Safety, which is a new department. Anytime you change departments you must retest and apply for that job. Four guys who were doing this before did indeed get to stay with the program. Two other guys turn down the job. Some of the other did have the right qualifications.
  • by kathy smith Location: cynthiana ky on Sep 6, 2007 at 10:01 PM
    yes i saw one when i went to pike county this past weekend it is about time
  • by ML Location: South central Ky on Sep 6, 2007 at 08:19 PM
    The Transportation Cabinet basically "fired" a few people who have been operating the Safe Patrol for the last 3 years when they put these trucks on the road. They didn't even consider them for these positions.
  • by Shane Location: Lawrenceburg on Sep 6, 2007 at 04:53 PM
    This is an excellent program which is way overdue in KY. For years on Florida's highways I felt safe knowing that if I had a breakdown that there would be someone there shortly to help me. It's nice to know that in KY now you can have the same service. Having known the people involved in starting up this program, I'm sure it will be an excellent public service to all people traveling Kentucky's roadways.


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