CAJON PASS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Motorists stranded in the Cajon Pass along the I-15 corridor will soon have an alternative option when calling for roadside help.
For the first time ever, the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is officially coming to the Cajon Pass starting January 2nd!
The new beat will also feature large, flatbed style tow trucks that will allow drivers to quickly pick up and move commuters to safety, according to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.
The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program is offered in partnership by San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
The goal of this partnership and of the FSP Program is to keep the freeways moving and reduce the chance of secondary accidents. FSP began full-time operations in January of 2006.
According to the companies website, FSP is a roving team of tow trucks that travel on select San Bernardino County freeways, during peak commute hours, to assist motorists with car trouble. From changing a flat tire to providing minor mechanical assistance, FSP drivers provide a variety of services at no cost. If FSP cannot get your car going within a short period of time; it will be offered to be towed at no charge, to a location designated by the CHP.
Hours of Operation
FSP services are provided Monday through Friday, except on certain holidays. The FSP Program operates in two shifts during the workweek to assist motorists during peak commute hours.
FSP services cannot be requested by contacting the SBCTA. In case of an emergency please dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency FSP services, please call the CHP dispatch public line at (909) 428-5400 or use the nearest Call Box if you feel safe in doing so.
Remember, always remain in an area where you feel safe.
FSP HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday Hours of Operation:
AM Shift – 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.*
PM Shift – 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
*Saturday/Sunday Hours of Operation:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.*
*Please note that service and coverage areas are subject to change without prior notice
All FSP tow trucks are white and easily recognizable by the FSP logo on the doors. FSP drivers wear blue uniforms with yellow safety vests, all with the same FSP logo. Drivers also carry an identification card issued by the CHP.To follow updates to this article and more, join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 165,000 members. Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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