Worst State for Emergency Response Times: Wyoming

January 12, 2016

According to a recent study, Wyoming is worst in the nation for response times for road emergencies.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that a national study by Auto Insurance Center using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data concluded that the slow response times are likely due to Wyoming being a large state with low population density.

According to the study, Wyoming had an average emergency response time of 36 minutes, well below the second-longest average of 23 minutes in Vermont.

emergency_prepareSgt. David Wagener says he predicts response times on highways will shorten because the Highway Patrol is currently training about 20 new troopers.

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  • January 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm
    WyomingAgent says:
    "concluded that the slow response times are likely due to Wyoming being a large state with low population density." Ya think? Maybe someone from NHSTA should come out here a... read more
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