Worth it or wasted: Road rangers - FOX 13 News

Worth it or wasted: Road rangers

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

If you run into trouble driving down the highway, the Road Rangers are a welcome sight.

They've been helping stranded motorists since 1999.

In an addition to giving motorists a little gas or a jump start, FDOT says they also ensure safety and free up FHP troopers to handle emergency calls.

But everything has a price, and here are the numbers for the Bay Area, which includes five counties: Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco.

FDOT pays $44.00 an hour for each truck and the average is about 6,600 hours a month. That adds up to $290,400 a month or $3,484,800 a year.

Is that money worth it or wasted?

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78% worth it

22% wasted

 

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