They used to number in the hundreds, dotted along Oahu’s roads just in case drivers needed to call for help.
But roadside call boxes are now pretty much a thing of the past.
The State Transportation Department says about 276 emergency-use phones have been removed from Oahu’s freeways and highways.
The phones were costing the state $314,000 a year.
With an average of just one call per day, that came out to $870 per call.
Many drivers now carry cell phones, but what about those who don’t?
“The advice I guess for people that don’t have a cell phone would be just to be aware and try and make sure your care is maintained and just have a plan so you would know what to do,” State Department of Transportation spokesperson Caroline Sluyter said.
The state says the only call boxes being kept are those inside the H-3 Freeway tunnel.