The Nevada Department of Transportation provides the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program in the Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks areas to reduce congestion and improve highway safety on the more heavily traveled sections of our urban freeways by reducing the time required to remove incidents and objects that can disrupt traffic flows during peak travel periods.
Whether it's a stalled vehicle, debris on the road, or a minor accident, the objective of the FSP program is to remove distractions from the road as quickly as possible to avoid impacting passing drivers. FSP technicians are certified in various fields such as hazmat safety, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, community first aid, basic automotive repair, and traffic incident management to ensure they are prepared to quickly remove minor incidents from the roadway. FSP technicians also collaborate with other public safety organizations including law enforcement, fire, paramedics and towing and recovery professionals to rapidly and safely address more complex traffic incidents.
The FSP program utilizes several different types of vehicles capable of responding to a variety of incidents: all FSP vehicles are equipped with flashing lights, traffic control equipment, pop-up arrow boards, push bumpers, basic automotive repair equipment; and some FSP vehicles are capable of towing disabled vehicles from freeway travel lanes, placing them at the nearest secure location so that they can be safely removed by towing professionals.
Safety Patrol Van
Flatbed Multi-Use Response Vehicle
Wheel Lift Multi-Use Response Vehicle
Incident Response Vehicle
To best respond to vital roadway incidents, the Freeway Service Patrol is not available on-call, but will stop on their regular route to provide needed assistance. Dial 911 for emergencies or dial *NHP (*647) to report drunk drivers, traffic crashes, stranded or disabled motorists, or any suspicious roadside incidents to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
NDOT's Freeway Service Patrol Now Sponsored by State Farm®
NDOT is proud to announce that our Freeway Service Patrol is sponsored by State Farm. The sponsorship will help create a long-term, supplemental funding source for the program. Have you received assistance? Share your story at www.safeinyourstate.com.
Freeway Service Patrol Route/Time Information
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