Stay on the Road This Summer
Summer in Montana…does it get any better? Camping, festivals, fairs, hiking, road trips and fishing are just some of the memorable activities our state boasts each sunny season. And there’s no reason to worry about crashing your vehicle because the roads are clear, right? WRONG.
The months of June, July and August account for the largest percentage of Montana crash fatalities annually. Roadway departure will be a factor in most. Eating while driving, texting a friend, searching for a song to play, trying to find directions to your destination, or reaching in your backseat to grab a cold beverage are just a few actions that take your focus off the road. It will only take seconds for your vehicle to follow.
We know summer in Montana is the best, so don’t let this be the summer where you ruin it for your family and friends by being in a motor vehicle crash! Have fun, make memories and help MDT reach Vision Zero: zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Montana roads. Check out 7 Road Trip Reminders before you get behind the wheel for safety tips before you go.