- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - According to a recent study, Wyoming is worst in the nation for response times for road emergencies.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1RdxF5H ) 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.

Sgt. 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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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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