ASK A TROOPER
Q: In the past few weeks, I noticed a major increase in the number of crashes due to slippery roads. Can you explain the importance of driving with due care and what troopers are seeing?
A: We have been extremely busy this winter responding to many crashes and calls about vehicles off the road. Since we’re responding to an increased number of incidents, it increases the chances that we’ll get hit from a secondary crash.
Multiple squads have been hit by passing motorists in the month of February alone and some of those crashes involved injuries.
We use our patrol cars to secure and protect a crash scene so those involved are protected from other passing vehicles. This becomes extremely dangerous for the troopers that are securing the crash scene and especially if the crash is blocking a lane of traffic on a slippery roadway.
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