Safe Patrols Out on Busiest Travel Day

It's the day before Thanksgiving, what's known as the busiest travel day of the year.

Everyone driving to their holiday destination, but not everyone gets there all that smoothly.

Like Beverly Lamp who's traveling from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to West Virginia for Thanksgiving.

"I thought maybe I got bad gas, I just stopped a mile back. I went to pass a semi, so I punched my gas down, and as I went by to pass my car lost speed and it just died on me. So, I got off the interstate and I've been here about 30 minutes, and I've been trying to figure out what to do, and was so happy to see the service truck pull in behind me," said Lamp.

That service truck wasn't police or emergency, it was safe patrol, an agency started by former Governor Ernie Fletcher designed to help motorists and assist police with accidents.

The workers cruise the interstate and take calls, and they say they often get there before anyone else.

"You've got families out there traveling through Kentucky, they don't know anyone in bowling green or the surrounding areas, so we pull up and everyone's glad to see us," said Jim Elliott of Safe Patrol.

Whether you're flying or driving, technology is even doing it's part to lend a helping hand, there are apps about traffic and flight delays.

However some delays, you just never know are coming, but on a busy travel day, it's nice to get some help.

"I was so excited. Yay!" said Lamp.

For more about Safe Patrol you can go to this website http://transportation.ky.gov/Incident-Management/Pages/Safe-Patrol.aspx


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