If you grew up in Montana and are still here today, you notice that it is clearly not the same. One thing you notice is the large increase in drivers on the roads, especially during peak summer hours.

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With increased traffic, comes increased accidents. We have more people coming from big cities that are not used to being able to look out through their windshield and actually see for miles. With Montana's beauty comes more distracted drivers.

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Then you put into play the fact that for some reason, everyone seems to be in a hurry. Whether it's not stopping completely at stop signs, cruising through construction zones, or just taking advantage of Montana's higher speed limits, it's very obvious that our roads have become our enemy.

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Last updated on July 9th, the Montana Department of Transportation shared information on their website.

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In a matter of only 4 days, there have been 7 deaths on Montana roads.

July 14th, 2023

Madison County. A 15-year-old boy was killed after he lost control of his vehicle.

July 15th, 2023

Carbon County. A 56-year-old man was killed in a three vehicle crash.

July 16th, 2023

Flathead County. A 42-year-old man was killed in one vehicle crash.

July 17th, 2023

Great Falls. Two pedestrians were hit, one died.

Rosebud County. A 19-year-old girl died in a one vehicle crash.

Blaine County: A woman was flagging a vehicle down to help with her broke down vehicle. The driver didn't see the woman and accidently hit her.

Lincoln County: A 42-year-old man was killed in a one vehicle crash.

As tourist season continues, please slow down, focus on the road, and be safe my friends.

cc: Montana Department of Transportation

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