State Farm Safety Patrol assist in clearing the Turnpike of debris and other hazards and provides temporary traffic control at minor scenes to help keep West Virginia Turnpike customers safe and traffic flowing smoothly.
The Safety Patrol offers free, limited roadside assistance to drivers in need, including:
Changing flat tires
Making small safety repairs
Calling tow trucks
Providing a small amount of gasoline
The patrol vehicles are equipped with emergency lighting and road flares to further increase safety for stranded motorists, and to help relieve congested traffic at the scenes of incidents and accidents. Patrol operators will also assist the West Virginia State Police and other first responders when needed.
The WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol is a free service offered to all motorists traveling the entire 88-mile stretch of the Turnpike, from Charleston to Princeton. Coverage hours are 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For a map of the full patrol coverage, click here.
Slow Down. Move Over with Care.
West Virginia state law (WV code 17c-14-9a) requires that the driver of any vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, blue or red and blue lights or amber or yellow warning light, shall:
1. Proceed with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with regard to safety and traffic conditions; or
2. Proceed with due caution, reduce speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed not to exceed fifteen miles per hour or any non-divided highway depending on road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
Note: WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol drivers are not employees of State Farm and are not authorized to contact State Farm on behalf of the motorists or assist in insurance claims.
State Farm and State Farm logo are registered trademarks of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
State Farm® is the official sponsor of the WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol–their support underscores the Company’s commitment to auto and highway safety. The funding from State Farm helps maintain and improve the existing program that assists over 9,000 people annually.
Motorists can learn more about the program and share their feedback and experiences via AssistPatrol.com or on social media using #AssistPatrol. For more information about State Farm, visit statefarm.com.
How will I recognize the WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol?
All WV Turnpike State Farm Patrol trucks are white with red reflective striping and display WVPA and State Farm logos on both sides. Drivers are in uniform with WVPA employee badges.
Are fees or tips expected?
Patrol service is free of charge and patrol drivers are not allowed to accept tips.
Can I call the WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol if I need help or am stranded?
Yes! Call *SP for assistance.
Why Does WVPA offer this service?
WVPA and State Farm want to keep you safe and minimize traffic delays during peak drive times.