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Term of the Road Dictionary

road service

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Traffic Road Users
  • Definition : Entity giving technical assistance to road users [NVF-ITS]. Notes: 1. A motorist may call a road assistance service after experiencing mechanical, environmental or physical problems, for example to request towing services or information on available accommodation or the closest service stations. 2. A road assistance service uses communication infrastructures and emergency vehicles. A breakdown service is only one aspect of its work [OQLF].
  • Synonyms : roadside assistance / roadside assistance service

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