Department of Transportation


Safety Service Patrol (SSP) vehicles that patrol the roadways are easily identifiable as a white vehicle with reflective red striping, the words "NJDOT Safety Service Patrol" in multiple locations on the vehicle, as well as the GEICO program sponsorship logos.

safety service patrol vehicle photo
Signage on exterior of vehicle:
  • Truck identification numbers on both front and quarter panels and rear of vehicle.
  • Logo indicating that drivers are not permitted to accept tips and that the SSP is a free service provided to motorists.
  • Signs indicating that motorists should "Keep 500 feet back for safety."
  • Signs promoting New Jersey's 511 Travel Information Service
  • Logo with former SSP Operator Joe Kealey's call number (7133) in tribute to Joe, who was killed in the line of duty in January 2010.

Each vehicle is equipped for small repairs to assist motorists and for safety set-ups at incident scenes.

Equipment and tools:
  • Hand jack and bottle jack
  • Tool kit (wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets etc.)
  • Wheel chocks
  • Lock-out kit
  • Portable emergency signing
  • Water and antifreeze
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flashlights
  • First Aid kit
  • Brooms
  • Shovels
  • Flares and traffic cones
  • Hand cleaner and towel dispenser
  • Sand/clay absorbent
  • Hazardous spill kit
  • Diversion signs to detour traffic
  • Truck mounted attenuators (on some SSP vehicles)

Each driver is responsible for the vehicle and its contents. To ensure drivers have all the tools needed to accomplish their mission, each driver must complete an equipment checklist before his/her designated shift begins and any deficiencies must be reported to the shift supervisor for repair or replacement.

Exterior of vehicle:
  • Roof mounted emergency lights
  • Hot Start-Jump Start System with front and rear connections
  • Air compressor
  • Fuel via gas can
  • Hitches and push bumper
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment
  • Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) on all vehicles
Interior of vehicle:
  • Radio console
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) High Band radio
  • Public Address (PA) system
  • Cellular phone
  • Map light
back of truck photo

Call 911 to report an incident on a New Jersey State and/or Interstate highway.

Last updated date: May 11, 2021 11:55 AM