Matthew Lickona 2:45 p.m., Dec. 10
As summer approaches, one nagging question that seems to bother many stateside motorists planning on driving into Baja California is ‘What will happen if my car breaks down along some desolate stretch of highway?’
Needless to say, there are many miles of stark, desolate roadway that traverse the length of the peninsula. But travelers using the 830 mile Transpeninsular Highway connecting Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas, as well as many other main thoroughfares in the state, should be happy to know that they have an angel on their shoulder …and it is green!
Baja’s famed Angeles Verdes, or Green Angels, are constantly on the highways looking for drivers in need of help along the road; and it is usually offered free of charge.
Funded by Baja’s Ministry of Tourism, the Green Angels patrol an average of 60.000 kilometers daily, and more than 22 million miles annually while providing support to travelers transiting through the country roads and highways 365 days a year. In addition to mechanical help, emergency radio communication and accident assistance they also offer guidance and information regarding destinations, attractions and tourist services.
Emergency service is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. From U.S. phones call 800-990-3900. From Mexican cell phones, simply dial 077.
Additional information regarding their services is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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