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Kansas Motorist Assist

Additional information:

~Incident management program

~Motorist Assist

~Tips for a break down

~Q & A

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Call *47 to reach the Kansas Highway Patrol Central Communications Center or *KTA to reach the Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatchers.


In Kansas, the Motorist Assist program is a division of the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas City Scout and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Staffing of the Kansas Motorist Assist program is provided by civilian members of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Each vehicle is equipped with a four-way wrench and jack for changing tires, jumper cables, gasoline cans and numerous other tools.

Motorist Assist Technicians assist traffic flow by removing disable and abandoned vehicles from the roadway in addition to the following responsibilities:

  • Protect and assist stranded motorist.
  • Assist KDOT and local law enforcement agencies in preventing incidents that endanger motorists and disrupt normal traffic flow.
  • Free road troopers to perform duties requiring law enforcement powers.

It is important that you maintain your vehicle in top operation condition at all times to help prevent unexpected breakdowns and other incidents on the highway. Other helpful tips include:

  • Park your vehicle as far off the traveled portion of the roadway as possible.
  • Turn on the four-way emergency flashers (hazard lights).
  • Stay in your vehicle until help arrives, especially at night or in inclement weather.
  • If someone stops, partially open your window and ask them to call police for assistance.
  • Notify the Kansas Highway Patrol or local law enforcement agency of the location and circumstance if you must leave your vehicle along the highway.

If you experience mechanical or other difficulties while traveling and you have a cellular phone, call *47 to reach the Kansas Highway Patrol Central Communications Center or call *KTA to reach the Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatchers.





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