Troopers Told To Slow Down If Call Is Non-Life Threatening

“Maryland State Police troopers are being told to drive the speed limit when responding to non-life threatening calls. The Salisbury “”Daily Times”” reports the order by the State Police superintendent following a fatal crash in Dorchester County. A Delmar woman died when a trooper’s car slid on ice while responding to an accident and struck her vehicle. The impact pushed 34-year-old Kristin Underkoffler’s car into a tractor trailer. The trooper’s speed has not been determined. A State Police spokesman says only when authorized by a supervisor will a trooper be allowed to exceed the posted speed limit in a non-life threatening situation.”