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Indiana State Program Says More Drivers Are Running Out of Gas

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An Indiana state program says, with rising gas prices, it’s seen a spike in the number of calls from people who run out of gas. Hoosier Helpers is a service run by the Indiana Department of Transportation. They assist stranded motorists on interstate highways in Indiana. Skip Claussen of Hoosier Helpers says the program has also seen an increase in the number of repeat callers.

CLAUSSEN: We have people that stop in the morning that run out of fuel, and the same person stops in the afternoon on their way home from work and runs out of fuel.

In light of the trends, Hoosier Helpers recently changed its policy requiring motorists to now pay for their own gas. But Claussen says the Hoosier Helpers still provide fuel to motorists who are far from a gas station or stuck in a construction zone.

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