You have probably seen the Metro Freeway Service Patrol trucks if you drive on Los Angeles County roads. You may actually be one of the seven million drivers that the Freeway Service Patrol has helped over the past five years.
The Freeway Service Patrol helps around 25,000 drivers every month, with assistance from Metro, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Here’s a list of ways the Freeway Service Patrol can assist you if you are driving in Los Angeles County.
How the Freeway Service Patrol helps drivers
The Freeway Service Patrol can help you if you are having trouble driving on I-210, I-605, I-105 or I-10. They are equipped to assist motorists with common issues, including:
- Flat tire replacement (using the motorist’s spare tire).
- Jump-starting dead batteries
- Temporary repairing leaking hoses
- Refill radiator tanks
- Receiving up to one gallon of gasoline
- Towing vehicles off the road to a safe place (during peak hours, there are approximately 149 tow trucks serving patrol areas).
On Los Angeles County’s roads, there are several routes that the Freeway Service Patrol run.They are available weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and weekends between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, service is not available on holidays. Motorists can still call 511 for assistance.
California motorists are entitled to free service from the Freeway Service Patrol. Although they are not permitted to accept tips from motorists, many have received hugs from grateful drivers. Services, like this one, can be a great asset, as there are so many potential incidents involving motorists.
Updated on 01/20/2022