Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Free Motorist Aid in San Diego

Through the San Diego Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) and Call Box Program, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and California Highway Patrol (CHP) work together to provide free motorist aid on major freeways in the San Diego region.

The Call Box Program is a free motorist aid service designed to help travelers who experience vehicle problems while on the highway. Call boxes are self-contained, solar-powered cellular telephones with voice communication to a call center. When motorists open the yellow call box, pick up the phone, and press the red “call” button, they are automatically connected to call center staff.
Freeway Service Patrol:
Freeway Service PatrolFSP is a free service that improves safety for stranded motorists and reduces traffic congestion during peak hours. A roving fleet of tow trucks and pickup trucks travel on select local freeways to provide roadside assistance to commuters. FSP assists more than 50,000 motorists per year.

For motorist aid during FSP service hours, you may use any roadside call box, or call 511 and say “Roadside Assistance.” When the FSP is not on duty, you will be connected with a call center to reach other roadside assistance operators. View the service area mapservice hours, and learn more about the Freeway Service Patrol.

For additional FSP information, visit or view the frequently asked questions.

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