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November 2015 Archives

Alcohol: a major contributor to fatal accidents on Montana roads

Every year it seems that automobile manufactures add more safety features to their cars. So one would hope that all the expense and technology put toward these efforts would lead to a discernable decrease in the number of fatal accidents that occur every year on Montana's roads. Unfortunately, in the last years, this has not been the case. In fact, there has been a marked and disturbing increase in the number of deaths that have resulted from collisions on our state's thoroughfares.

Montana motorcycle licensing process helps build riders' skills

The state of Montana takes motorcycle safety very seriously and as such those who wish to legally ride on the state's roads must pass a very thorough examination. Components of the examination process include a knowledge test and a skills test. The knowledge test contains questions that are specific to motorcyclists.

Truck drivers may experience dangerous fatigue during holidays

Truck traffic is a common sight on Montana roadways. Throughout the year, truck drivers try to keep up with very tight schedules as they operate their big rigs all hours of the day and night. And with the holidays coming up, it is a safe bet that many truck drivers will be busier than ever.

In spite of fines, some motorists drive without insurance

Montana law requires that all drivers carry at least a minimum level of liability insurance on any registered vehicle. Yet, some motorists choose not to obey this law and drive on the state's roadway without insurance.

American Cancer Society announces new mammogram recommendations

Previously, it was recommended that women begin having annual mammograms when they reached 40 years of age. However, the American Cancer Society now recommends that the starting age for receiving annual mammograms should be 45 and that once a woman reaches 54, she should switch to having the screening done on a biennial basis.