IMAP Now Helping Stranded Motorists On I-40 In Davie

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2011

By Mike Barnhardt
Enterprise Record

I-40 is a dangerous place.
It becomes even more so when you pull off to the side of the road.
John James, Incident Management Assistance Patrol worker in Davie County, knows. He works daily along the interstate, helping motorists whose vehicles are disabled.
He’s taken people to get a new tire. He’s hunted for, then changed countless tires. He’s put a few gallons of gas into vehicles. He’s boosted batteries to get them back on the road. He’s pulled animals, tire and other debris from the highway. He’s even used his IMAP truck to push vehicles out of a travel lane.
“We help people … for safety,” he said. “The safest thing is to get people back on the road.”
He travels some 300 miles a day, staying within a half mile of …