Travel Resources: Roadside Assistance

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Roadside Assistance — Dial #95

If your vehicle becomes disabled:

  • Move your vehicle off the roadway to the shoulder on the right.
  • Dial #95 on your cell phone to reach the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Operations Center and request assistance. An authorized service garage will be dispatched to assist you.
  • If you don’t have a cell phone, turn on your hazard lights and wait for a State Police patrol. If you have a white handkerchief or some other bright cloth, display it on the outside of your vehicle, on the side facing traffic, to signal that you are in need of assistance.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, do not attempt to flag down passing vehicles. Do not attempt to hitchhike. Picking up or discharging persons on the Turnpike is illegal.
  • Remember that the safest place on the Turnpike is inside your vehicle with your seat belt fastened. Do not attempt to cross the highway. Do not walk along the shoulder.
  • If you want to make your own repairs, be mindful of the danger posed by the passing traffic. If possible, use cones, flares or reflective emergency signs.

Towing and Recovery Rates for Authorized Turnpike Garages

Only authorized garages are allowed to provide towing and roadside assistance on the Turnpike. The Turnpike Authority regulates the maximum rate our authorized providers may charge for those services.

Speed Limits

65 MPH
Delaware Memorial Bridge to Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension (Formerly Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension)
55 MPH
Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension to George Washington Bridge
50 MPH
Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension (Interchange 14-14A-14B-14C)

General Driving Tips

  • Before you leave your home or office, remember to dial 511 or check the Turnpike Authority Web site for the latest traffic information.
  • Using E-ZPass to pay your tolls saves you time and money.
  • If you plan to pay your tolls with cash, you can save time by making sure you have exact change.
  • Remember: New Jersey law requires you to wear a seatbelt and refrain from talking on a handheld cell phone.
  • Allow extra time for travel delays during peak travel periods or adverse weather conditions.
  • Do not stop your vehicle in the active lanes of travel.
  • Do not attempt to travel on the shoulder of the roadway.
  • If you see a disabled vehicle, call #95 on your cell telephone to report it, or tell a toll collector when you exit. Note the location of the vehicle using the green and white mile marker signs on the right shoulder.
  • The 12 service areas feature service stations, food services and convenience centers. They are open around the clock seven days a week.
  • Frequent stops will help you combat fatigue.
  • Use E-ZPass to save time and money
Adverse Weather Tips
  • Be aware that when the weather is bad, we sometimes reduce speed limits on the Turnpike. Pay attention to the signs along the roadway.
  • Always allow extra distance for stopping when driving in snow or ice. Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
  • Remember to turn on your headlights whenever you use your windshield wipers. New Jersey law requires you to do so.
When Driving In Fog
  • Don’t drive in heavy fog if you don’t have to. Consider postponing your trip until the fog clears.
  • If you must drive, turn on your low beams. Never drive with your high beams or just your parking or fog lights.
  • Reduce your speed and use the painted lines to help guide you.
  • Turn down the radio so you can listen for traffic you can’t see.
  • We advise motorists never to stop in active travel lanes. This is especially important when fog could prevent other drivers on the highway from seeing your car.

HOV Lanes

What is an HOV lane? The Turnpike has designated lanes for vehicles carrying 3 or more people. These are the far left lanes of the outer roadway. These lanes are marked by a diamond on the pavement of the roadway.

Locations »
Between Interchange 11 in Woodbridge and Interchange 14 in Newark, both directions.
Times »
  • Northbound — Weekdays 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Southbound — Weekdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Requirements »
Open to buses, motorcycles and vehicles with hybrid engines regardless of number of passengers, and passenger cars carrying three or more people.

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Roadside Assistance — Dial #GSP / #477

If your vehicle becomes disabled:

  • Move your vehicle off the roadway to the shoulder on the right.
  • Dial #477 on your cell phone to reach the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Operations Center and request assistance. An authorized service garage will be dispatched to assist you.
  • If you don’t have a cell phone, turn on your hazard lights and wait for a State Police patrol. If you have a white handkerchief or some other bright cloth, display it on the outside of your vehicle, on the side facing traffic, to signal that you are in need of assistance.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, do not attempt to flag down passing vehicles. Do not attempt to hitchhike. Picking up or discharging persons on the Parkway is illegal.
  • Remember that the safest place on the Parkway is inside your vehicle with your seat belt fastened. Do not attempt to cross the highway. Do not walk along the shoulder.
  • If you want to make your own repairs, be mindful of the danger posed by the passing traffic. If possible, use cones, flares or reflective emergency signs.

Towing and Recovery Rates for Authorized Garden State Parkway Garages

Only authorized garages are allowed to provide towing and roadside assistance on the Parkway. The Turnpike Authority regulates the maximum rate our authorized providers may charge for those services.

Speed Limits

55 MPH
  • Milepost 8.0 to Milepost 11.5 in Middle Township, Cape May County
  • Milepost 80 to Milepost 100, Double Trouble Road to Schoolhouse Road
  • Milepost 123.5 in Sayreville Township, Middlesex County, to Milepost 163.3 in Boro of Paramus, Bergen County
45 MPH
  • Milepost 27 to Milepost 29, approaching and traversing the Great Egg Harbor Bridge
  • Milepost 126.7 and Milepost 127.7, approaching and traversing the Driscoll Bridge

General Driving Tips

  • Before you leave your home or office, remember to dial 511 or check the Turnpike Authority Web site for the latest information about Parkway traffic.
  • Using E-ZPass to pay your tolls saves you time and money.
  • If you plan to pay your tolls with cash, you can save time by making sure you have exact change.
  • Remember: New Jersey law requires you to wear a seatbelt and refrain from talking on a handheld cell phone.
  • Allow extra time for travel delays during peak travel periods or adverse weather conditions.
  • Do not stop your vehicle in the active lanes of travel.
  • Do not attempt to travel on the shoulder of the roadway.
  • If you see a disabled vehicle, call #477 on your cell telephone to report it, or tell a toll collector. Note the location of the vehicle using the green and white mile marker signs on the right shoulder.
  • The 12 service areas feature service stations, food services and convenience centers. They are open around the clock seven days a week.
  • Frequent stops will help you combat fatigue.
  • Use E-ZPass to save time and money
Adverse Weather Tips
  • Be aware that when the weather is bad, we sometimes reduce speed limits on the Parkway. Pay attention to the signs along the roadway.
  • Always allow extra distance for stopping when driving in snow or ice. Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
  • Remember to turn on your headlights whenever you use your windshield wipers. New Jersey law requires you to do so.
When Driving In Fog
  • Don’t drive in heavy fog if you don’t have to. Consider postponing your trip until the fog clears.
  • If you must drive, turn on your low beams. Never drive with your high beams or just your parking or fog lights.
  • Reduce your speed and use the painted lines to help guide you.
  • Turn down the radio so you can listen for traffic you can’t see.
  • We advise motorists never to stop in active travel lanes. This is especially important when fog could prevent other drivers on the highway from seeing your car.

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Accident Report Requests

Accident reports are available from a New Jersey Turnpike Authority vendor 15 business days after the date of the accident. The reports can be purchased online by visiting www.buycrash.com or over the phone by calling 866-495-4206. The cost for downloading the information from the website is $5 per report. The cost to receive the information by mail is $5 per report plus five or seven cents per printed page, depending on the size of the pages.

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