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Road Traffic Safety

Gazette opinion: The sober route to safer Montana roads

This winter has plagued Montanans with terrible driving conditions. Record amounts of snow dumped atop frozen rain turned streets into slip-and-slide zones.

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Montana rates low in highway safety laws on books

Montana rates low in highway safety laws on books

HELENA — Montana is falling “dangerously behind” by not enacting highway safety laws that a national advocacy group says are needed to save lives and prevent injuries.

January 21, 2014 10:01 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: A tragic call to action for safer streets

Like many Montana teens, Dustin Freese loved hunting, fishing and paint ball wars. He played freshman and sophomore football for the Senior High Broncs.

January 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: New law watches out for wildlife-motorist safety

The new Highway Bill recognizes what Montana and Wyoming residents have always known: Critters and cars don’t do well on the same track.

July 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Keep your kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is a night of food, fun and potentially frightening hazards. But a few simple steps can help make it safer for your children.

October 30, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming sees record number of motorcycle fatals

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Transportation Department says the 30 motorcyclists killed on state roads in 2010 is the most ever in a single year.

January 11, 2011 6:10 pmLoading…

41 percent of Wyoming traffic deaths alcohol-related

CHEYENNE — Alcohol played a role in 41 percent of the deaths on Wyoming's roads last year.

November 29, 2010 8:49 amLoading…
Safety message seems to be sinking in

Safety message seems to be sinking in

On Oct. 3, a 61-year-old Conrad man failed negotiate a sharp curve on Rodgers Pass east of Lincoln and became Montana’s 23rd motorcycle fatality this year.

October 18, 2010 12:00 am Related

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