Assisting motorists is a public service provided at
no direct cost to the traveler on area freeways. Courtesy
Patrol teams are equipped with the necessary tools to assist with minor
incidents such as flat tires, stalled vehicles, and minor accidents. Their objective
is to help move disabled vehicles from the main lanes and ultimately get them operating
or off the facility completely. The teams follow scheduled routes during peak traffic
periods. The teams are also alerted to accidents by emergency response dispatchers.
The Courtesy Patrol in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is operated by TxDOT and logs
in excess of 40,000 miles of travel per month.