LAS VEGAS -- So, what should you do if you have a flat tire while on a freeway?
Tom Hawley is in the traffic center. Tom, there are some things you can do to make a simple tire change safer.
The Nevada highway patrol will help you out if you're on a freeway, either by providing protection and clearing a safe space for you, summoning a tow truck or mobile repair, or even helping change the tire themselves.
The best option is the Freeway Service Patrol
, when it's available. These highway heroes rove many of the freeways in southern nevada specifically looking to help motorists in distress.
They'll change your tires, give a gallon of gas, fill a radiator or whatever it takes.
Best of all, it's free and provided by the department of transportation.