posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 10:41 AM
Quoting from the article you posted:
"Training for membership takes about an hour, said Stephanie Fouts, Highway Watch program manager. She said each of the "tens of thousands" of
members is assigned an identification number to use when making a report to the around-the-clock operation.
Joe Smith, a trainer for the watch program, said it isn't an alternative to 911 or local law enforcement agencies but has resources to help provide a
better coordinated response if multiple agencies might need to be involved."
I guess the money is used for the training, the ID number, and the manpower associated with it? Perhaps there is a special "task force" which is set
up to receive the calls from the truckers? That all costs money, and something nationwide would be expensive no matter what it was.
Like you, I think it's a great idea. Somebody is thinking ahead!