1965-02-01

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.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.

Due to current capacity constraints, printed versions of our publications - including standards, technical papers, EDGE Reports, scholarly journal articles, books, and paint chips - may experience shipping delays of up to four to six weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.
X