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Courtesy Patrol: New Sponsor Along W.Va. Turnpike

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The West Virginia Parkways Authority announced that State Farm is sponsoring the Courtesy Patrol program along the 88-mile stretch from Charleston to Princeton.

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says in a news release that his goal is to have people from all over using the turnpike every day, making the well-being of these motorists a top priority. 

He says he is excited to work with State Farm to make the safety patrol program better and give peace of mind to those traveling through West Virginia. 

The free, state-run program has been renamed the WV Turnpike State Farm Safety Patrol. It helps stranded motorists with flat tires, minor engine problems and other issues.

It is expected to attend to more than 9,000 incidents annually. 

State Farm sponsors similar programs in 19 other states.

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