TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey is making changes to a programthat assists motorists who break down on the highway.
The renamed Safety Service Patrol will provide assistance on 225miles of New Jersey's busiest highways, including I-80, I-78,I-287, I-195 and I-295.
Transportation Commissioner James Simpson announced the changeson Tuesday.
He said SSP service will be provided 16 hours a day on weekdaysand 10 hours per day on weekends.
It's a realigned version of the Emergency Service Patrol that'sbeen operating since 1994. It provided service on 400 miles ofhighways. Simpson said coverage is being pulled back fromrelatively low-traffic areas.
The state's toll roads - the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden StateParkway and Atlantic City Expressway - have their own services.