If your vehicle can be moved safely off the freeway, Texas law requires you to take the nearest exit and get to a safe place while waiting for help.
If you can’t move your vehicle, stay inside with your seatbelt buckled and hazard lights on. Call the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program at 713-881-3333. The no-cost service safely and quickly tows vehicles that have broken down on area freeways.
If you’ve been in a crash with no injuries and your vehicle can be safely driven, Texas law requires that everyone in the crash move off the freeway, including ramps and shoulders, to a safe place to share information.
If you’ve been in a crash and are hurt, call 9-1-1 for medical assistance.
If your vehicle won’t operate and no one is injured, stay buckled inside, turn on hazard lights, and push your seat back from the steering wheel.
No. Insurance companies are most concerned about your personal safety. After a crash, it’s important for everyone involved to move off the freeway to share insurance information, take pictures, and wait for law enforcement.
Under Texas law, if your vehicle can be driven, even with a flat tire, you must take the nearest exit and get to a safe place. Your towing service can meet you there.
If you call your own towing service, it must arrive before law enforcement authorizes Tow and Go™ to take your vehicle to a safe place.
No. Only a thin white line of paint separates you from fast-moving traffic. Whenever a motorist stops or gets out of a vehicle on the freeway, they are putting themselves and others at risk for serious injury or even death.
The shoulder of a freeway does not guarantee safety. If you can’t drive your vehicle off the freeway, stay buckled inside, turn on hazard lights, and push your seat back from the steering wheel. Never try to run across the freeway.
Do not stop on the freeway or pull onto the shoulder to help. Exit the freeway and call Tow and Go™ at 713-881-3333 for help from a safe place.