IDOT Minutemen: Expressway First Responders
Check out this very interesting video about the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “Minute Men.”
You know, those guys in the big, florescent yellow tow trucks who patrol the expressways around Chicago (and St. Louis) to make sure disabled vehicles or vehicles involved in a crash or accident are cleared from traffic ASAP.
IDOT says vehicles stranded on the roadway for any reason, but in particular accidents, not only slow down traffic but pose a risk of another crash in the traffic behind the initial incident. So it’s in the best interest of IDOT to resolve these issues and clear the scene as quickly as possible.