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Fall 2011

Wading through the Options

Some Best Practices for Selecting Vehicles and Equipment

By Leo Rickertsen

Safety Service Patrols (SSPs) are like fingerprints: no two are exactly alike. This is apparent in the variety of equipment and vehicles they select. What’s the “right” equipment mix and vehicle? The short answer is, it depends… Read More


New Tools for the Trade

A look at new equipment options that enhance SSP safety, services, data collection and reporting… Read More


Headlights On… Nina Rohlich

California’s Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol Program Coordinator, Nina Rohlich shares her experiences and background in transportation and ITS and her thoughts about vehicle choices, FSP driver training and communication amongst national SSP’s with Safe Highway MattersRead More


News & Notes

A look at developments from Safety Service Patrols from state to state… Learn More


Driver Question of the Quarter

If you could create a piece of equipment to carry with you on the job, what would it be and what would it do?… Read Responses


Editor’s Note

Ever wondered why your programs Safety Service Patrol vehicle is different from the ones in the neighboring state? Or why some patrols carry some types of equipment, while other patrols carry different types? The team at Safe Highway Matters did, so we decided to do some investigating. This quarter’s issue focuses on answering these lingering questions and takes a closer look at the best practices involved with selecting patrol vehicles and equipment… Read More

Some Comments

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  1. Steve 1 December 2011 at 4:14 am permalink

    Hi I was wondering in the next edition if we could ask “What soaker material do you use and How is it applied?

    • elabelle 18 January 2012 at 8:29 pm permalink

      Hi Steve, Thank you for your interest! We will look at including that in our spring edition, but in the meantime, we invite you to add your question to our forum (under the drop down menu for Resources).


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