Illinois Tollway H.E.L.P. Trucks Get New Sponsor

| August 29, 2013



Who:               Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur and State Farm Vice President of Public Affairs David Beigie

What:              Kick off of the revamped Highway Emergency Lane Patrol (H.E.L.P.) Program and unveiling of the motorist assistance vehicles’ new look courtesy of sponsor, State Farm

When:             11 a.m. on Thursday, August 29

Where:            Illinois Tollway Headquarters, 2700 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove      

Why:               The innovative public-private partnership provides financial support for the successful H.E.L.P. program furthering the Tollway’s efforts to reduce delay and improve safety for the motoring public while highlighting State Farm’s commitment to helping people recover from the unexpected.

The H.E.L.P. program operates 11 patrols throughout the Tollway system, providing an array of services that includes: changing flat tires, charging dead batteries, adding coolant and fuel, assisting with incidents and arranging for tows. In 2012, the Tollway’s H.E.L.P. trucks patrolled more than 1.3 million miles and helped more than 32,000 customers.

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Note:               The opportunity to ride-along on a H.E.L.P. truck and interview patrol drivers will be available on a limited basis following the event. If interested, please call in advance to schedule.


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