What is the Freeway Service Patrol?
The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP)
is a roving team of tow trucks that travel on selected
Riverside County freeways during peak commute hours to assist motorists with car trouble. Funding for the FSP
comes from Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and Caltrans.
Why is there a Freeway Service Patrol?
RCTC and Caltrans, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP),
want to keep the freeways moving. This program is part of an
overall plan to improve transportation throughout Riverside County.
RCTC also operates and manages other motorist aid programs, such as freeway call boxes.
How can the Freeway Service Patrol Help?
If you are stuck on the freeway because your vehicle stops running, the FSP can:
Jump-start a dead battery
Refill your radiator and tape leaking hoses
Change a flat tire
Provide a gallon of gas if your car runs out of fuel
If the Freeway Service Patrol cannot get your car going, it will be towed, at no charge, to a location designated by the CHP.
How can I recognize the Freeway Service Patrol?
All of the tow trucks are white and have the Freeway Service Patrol logo on the doors. The drivers wear blue uniforms and yellow safety vests with the same FSP logo.