Like most states, Montana has what’s called a “Safe Passing Law” aimed at motorists who approach a bicyclist from behind and have to pass. Regrettably, the law is vague and not understood by many drivers.
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A 29-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver on Interstate 90 has pleaded no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide.
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.
This year has been especially dangerous for pedestrians in Montana. As of this week, 19 people have been killed by motor vehicles while standing or walking on Montana roads or sidewalks.
Ryan Smith, 30, of Billings has been identified as the driver of the truck that struck and killed a 72-year-old pedestrian at Grand Avenue and Eighth Street West late Wednesday morning.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Wind River Elementary School girl killed after exiting her school bus in December 2011 has inspired a push for tougher bus safety laws, which lawmakers initiated Monday.
RIVERTON, Wyo. -- A driver who hit and killed a girl after she got off a school bus has been acquitted of a felony charge.
Traffic on Interstate 90 was slowed for hours Tuesday afternoon after two accidents occurred near the Lockwood exit.
A 53-year-old Billings woman was transported to Billings Clinic with minor injuries Friday after being hit by a pickup while crossing a downtown crosswalk.
KALISPELL — A Kalispell man who does not qualify for a driver's license because of a brain injury and a history of seizures has been granted the state's first low-speed restricted driver's license allowing him to legally drive his golf cart.
It’s been a year and a half since the long-awaited Shiloh Road reconstruction was completed. Much has changed along Billings’ western corridor, but not the posted speed limits.
RIVERTON — A Lander man accused of driving recklessly when he struck and killed an 11-year-old girl who was leaving her school bus east of Crowheart has pleaded not guilty.
The Billings Police Department issued 153 warnings and citations Monday during a Memorial Day traffic safety checkpoint on the West End.
Caution: Children at play.
HELENA -- Brandy Lee Dullum, who earlier this month admitted to killing a passenger in a rollover accident late last year, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal endangerment for speeding, driving erratically and causing an accident last month on Interstate 15.
Fifty-seven people have died on Montana roads since 2012 began, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. That is 17 more deaths than in the first 4 1/2 months of 2011. Among the 2012 victims:
HELENA — Brandy Lee Dullum, a 30-year-old Helenawoman accused of negligent vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal December crash, changed her pleas to guilty Thursday on two felony charges.
HELENA — A Helena woman facing a negligent vehicular homicide charge for a drunken driving crash that killed a passenger in December was back in court following a second crash and facing a felony criminal endangerment charge for a rollover on Interstate 15 just north of Helena.
A Lame Deer woman and her daughter were injured after a semitrailer crashed into their car on Highway 212 on Friday evening.