JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Emergency call boxes will soon be a thing of the past in Florida.
Drivers like Randy Schweikart aren't happy about this.
Schweikart says these boxes are a necessity to the roadways.
But the state has decided to remove all 352 of them to save $1 million a year.
Boxes on I-10 are already gone, and the ones along I-95 must be removed by November of next year.
"People that don't have cell phones, or you know how the coverage in the area is not good, they could have an emergency situation and no way for notification," said Schweikart.
But the state says there are a variety of ways to get help if needed.
They say Florida Highway Patrol and tow trucks will be patrolling the roads for drivers who need help.
But tow truck drivers like Mike Jarzomkowski say the boxes should stay.
"I think it was important to keep them," Jarzomkowski said. "I mean if there's people out there that need help they can't get help."
Transportation officials say the use of boxes has steadily declined over the years.
Schweikart believes if they're taken away, drivers will suffer.
"Saving somebody's life, how can you put a price on a life?" said Schweikart.