|Serving the Los Angeles, Orange,
Riverside & San Bernardino County
16:30 - 18:30
program is now administered by the Repeater Users'
Group. Contact your team's RUG representative
for an up-to-date list of current volunteers.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:
Traffic Watch is a voluntary
monitoring program that provides critical freeway communication during
"peak" travel hours in the 4-county area. For 2 hours
each morning and 2 hours each afternoon, Monday thru Friday (except
holidays), licensed GMRS operators can obtain communication links with
law enforcement, public agencies and the news media in reporting accidents, traffic flow
situations, or more drastic situations requiring emergency
Operating on the assigned
frequency of 462.675 MHz, Traffic Watch
monitors receive freeway reports from
Communications members and other licensed
operators. Significant information is passed directly to radio
stations for broadcast to the public, thereby greatly benefiting
Monitors may also advise freeway
reporters immediately on their contact of adverse conditions on their
route, as they closely follow available information from scanners,
CalTrans Freeway Vision, and other sources.
Each Traffic Watch Monitor has completed a comprehensive training
program covering a range of scenarios and volunteers for a minimum
3-month commitment. Operating from a base station, each monitor is
responsible for purchasing and maintaining their own equipment.