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Comments made by SunshineMama

Are Roadside Call Boxes Necessary or Outdated?

I was extremely thankful for the roadside call boxes when we moved here to San Diego County about two months ago. We drove across the country from Maine in a Subaru Outback, with our two kids, a couple of pets, and a U-Haul trailer. It was treacherous driving through many of the mountain passes, and in Arizona we actually ended up on the side of the road with a dry oil tank and no cell phone service. (We DID plan ahead and have a phone for the trip, but discovered that in many of the remote mountain areas, there was no service at all.) We were afraid of the same thing happening in the mountains between the Imperial Desert and San Diego County, and were extremely relieved to see the call boxes. In this kind of heat it really eased our minds to know that we could contact someone for help if necessary. And sure enough, we didn't have cell service through most of that mountain trek, although thankfully we didn't need to call for help that time.

September 27, 2011 at 9:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )