Georgia DOT Announcnes Nation's First Statewide Freeway Patrol Service with Launch of "CHAMP"

Starting today, motorists in Georgia will begin to experience the benefits of a new statewide program that enhances highway safety and provides them with roadside assistance when they need it. The
Georgia Department of Transportation’s new Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) begins its phased launch today in Northeast Georgia with plans to roll out the service to five other districts in the state by this May.

CHAMP serves most interstates across Georgia located outside of Metro Atlanta. While CHAMP is distinct and separate from the Department’s long-standing and highly successful Highway Emergency Response Operators (HERO) program in the Atlanta region, its addition to Georgia DOT’s safety program makes Georgia the first state to provide statewide interstate highway assistance.