What Is Kentucky’s SAFE Patrol And How Can You Reach Them?
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants all citizens to be aware of its Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) patrol. Created to improve road safety conditions, the SAFE Patrol offers motorists traveling in the Bluegrass State many convenient and complimentary roadside assistance services.
The SAFE Patrol was founded in 2007 to help keep Kentucky’s roadways clear and safe. Since its inception, the SAFE Patrol has helped well over 330,000 motorists in need of assistance.
Just a few of the services the SAFE Patrol can perform include jumping a dead battery, changing flat tires, and providing oil, gasoline, or coolant. SAFE Patrol workers can also administer first-aid, call in a tow truck, and transport stranded motorists to safe locations.
Besides helping drivers on Kentucky’s roads, the SAFE Patrol is also tasked with tagging abandoned cars, removing hazardous debris in the roads, and helping law enforcement officers direct traffic. As you could imagine, all of these services greatly help improve traffic conditions throughout Kentucky.
A few of the major Kentucky interstates SAFE Patrol operates on include I-75, I-64, I-65, and I-24. The SAFE Patrol also works on many parkways including Audubon, Hal Rogers, Louie B. Nunn, and Julian Carroll Purchase.
As of late 2018, the SAFE Patrol is open between 6AM and 10PM every day of the week. To reach SAFE Patrol officers, simply call (877) FOR-KYTC (877-367-5982).
To find out more information on the SAFE Patrol, please watch this video on KYTransportation’s YouTube page. You could also find a clear list of all the services and roadways SAFE Patrol operates on by clicking on this link.