Crash victims' mother fights to stop distracted driving

Published: Tuesday, July 9 2013 6:25 p.m. MDT

Troopers have permission to exceed the speed limit, he said. Each call is evaluated, and the response needs to match the incident.

“We don’t drive in a manner that puts the public in greater danger than the situation that we’re responding to,” Fuhr said. “We also have a great responsibility, and that responsibility is to every single motorist on the interstate."

Schlau said her message is getting through.

“When I have officers come up to me afterwards and say, ‘You saved my life,’ that’s huge for me,” she said. “Then I know that we’re doing it right. We’re doing something here.”

Contributing: Viviane Vo-Duc

Email: jboal@deseretnews.com

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