Driver Resources

Commuting Strategies

Some advance planning can help minimize the effect of construction on your commute:

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Roadside Assistance


NCDOT State Farm® Safety Patrol provides free roadside assistance to all drivers and helps keep traffic flowing. Safety Patrol trucks are ready to address most traffic-related problems:

  • Stranded motorists with flat tires, overheating vehicles, dead batteries, etc.
  • Traffic control lighting to warn drivers of hazards
  • Specialized push bumpers and winches to move disabled vehicles and clear debris

To get help from the Safety Patrol, dial *HP from your mobile phone.

Traffic Information

Check out NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management System (TIMS). Select the counties, routes or region you’re interested in to instantly see incidents and live cameras on an interactive map. You can also call 511 – North Carolina's toll-free travel line – any time.