H.E.L.P. for Motorists, A New Concept in Highway Safety 650476
In early 1965, the automobile industry announced the Highway Emergency Locating Plan, or H.E.L.P., a cooperative nationwide program in the public service to provide a means of communication for motorists in distress.
Initial operation of the H.E.L.P. program utilizes one of the channels assigned to the Citizens Radio Service, and approximately 1000 monitoring stations manned by more than 20,000 volunteers are currently participating on a nationwide basis.
A petition has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission asking for the establishment of the H.E.L.P. Radio Service, and for assignment of two “clear channels” that will assure interference-free communications, and will also allow development of new communications concepts which could lead to further increases in safety and convenience for drivers.