IDOT's Minutemen -- those roadside rescuers in the neon green tow trucks -- helped more than 88,000 stranded motorists in the fist six months of 2007, up 17 percent from the same period last year.
The guys in the red jumpsuits respond to just about every type of emergency on the city's expressways, from flat tires to overturned semis. They also get a bird's eye view into some of the weird things people do in their cars when they think no one is looking. You can read more about them in today's Ride.
Speaking of roadside emergencies, what's the worst one you've had on a Chicago area highway or street, and how did you get out of it?