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This Week Is Hoosier Helper Week
Updated May 5, 2013 12:04 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Hoosier Helper Roadside Assistance Program on Indianapolis area interstates is 10 years old, and the governor has proclaimed this Hoosier Helper Week.

The program uses special vans to patrol highways in the Indianapolis area, providing assistance to stranded motorists and keeping traffic moving.

INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning says easing congestion is the real goal of the program, and the numbers show it works. A recent study by Purdue found that every dollar invested in Hooser Helper returns 13-dollars worth of benefits to motorists.

On any given weekday, there are 5 Hoosier Helper vehicles patrolling interstates around Indianapolis during morning and afternoon rush hours. They respond to about 14-thousand incidents each year.

INDOT also operates Hoosier Helper programs on the highways in the Gary area and in Southern Indiana near Louisville.

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