HIGHWAY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - THE FREEWAY TELEPHONE

THE FREEWAY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES IS DESCRIBED. PUBLIC USE OF THE CALL BOXES HAS BEEN INCREASING BY SOME 15% A MONTH AS MORE PEOPLE DISCOVER THE SYSTEM. TOWING SERVICE REQUESTS ACCOUNT FOR 55% OF THE CALLS; ANOTHER 35% ARE PUBLIC SERVICE REQUESTS FREQUENTLY ASKING THE POLICE OPERATORS TO RELAY A STRANDED MOTORIST'S CALL. PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGES SUCH AS TRAFFIC HAZARD REPORTS ACCOUNT FOR ABOUT 8%. TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND ERRATIC DRIVERS ACCOUNT FOR ONLY 2% OF THE CALLS RECEIVED. CRITICISM OF THE SYSTEM IS BASED ON ITS HIGH COST AND RELATIVELY HOW USE BY THE PUBLIC. /HSL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calfornia Highway Patrol

    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA  USA  94298-0001
  • Publication Date: 1969

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM