CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation is starting “service patrols” on Interstate 95 from Portsmouth to the Massachusetts state line to assist with peak summertime traffic.
The goal is to reduce traffic tie-ups by clearing minor problems such as flat tires, charging a battery or an overheated vehicle as quickly as possible.
Pickup trucks operated by the department’s turnpike personnel will make continuous loops between Exit 7 in Portsmouth and Exit 60 in Salisbury, Mass. The patrols, which started Friday, will operate during the early morning and late afternoon hours from Monday through Friday. On weekends, they will be out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The pilot project will last three months.

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  1. Tony the Tiger says:

    That;’s Grrrrrr-eat! One of my driving pet peeves is Traffic and Rubber-Necking. People drive me nuts when they are in traffic, since they insist on being bumper to bumper, therefore IF the driver in front of them or me, slams on the brakes, then they cause not only a rear-end accident, depending on how close the rest of the cars are, could be a domino effect. I am soo glad they will be doing these service patrols this summer, will help reduce these problems, Kudos!

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