The Ohio Department of Transportation offers the free Freeway Safety Patrol, sponsored by GEICO, as a good samaritan program to assist stranded motorists on Ohio’s interstates. The purpose of the program is to help keep Ohio interstates safe, provide traffic control and medical assistance at crash sites, and offer limited roadside assistance if needed. Since the program began in 2001, the patrol has come to the aid of hundreds of thousands of motorists. Currently, the patrol clears over 60,000 incidents annually.
The collaborative sponsorship with GEICO is designed to create a long-term, supplemental funding source for the program. Click here to learn more about the patrol sponsorship.
The Safety Patrol covers interstates, assists motorists, and keeps highways safe by performing the following services:
- Changing flat tires
- Fixing minor mechanical problems
- Removing debris from the road at the scene of an accident
- Providing minimal amounts of fuel
- Providing emergency medical assistance
Have you received assistance? Share your story by clicking here. You can also tag the patrol on social media using #GEICOSafetyPatrol.
The ODOT Safety Patrol drivers are not employees of GEICO and are not authorized to contact GEICO on behalf of the motorists or assist in insurance claims.