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Program Statistics




Public support
Response cards or letters continue to arrive at the RTMC from motorists assisted by FIRST, with 97 percent of these motorists rating the FIRST program as "excellent."



State Patrol support
The State Patrol has the same number of Troopers on the road today as they did in the 1980's. With the increase in congestion and crashes they are often too busy to assist stranded motorists. They also do not carry the needed equipment for quick repairs. The FIRST program allows Troopers to perform other high priority law enforcement duties.