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October 2016 Archives

Tips for avoiding vehicle collisions with wild animals

Montana is no stranger to wildlife, even on our roads. An average of 1 in 58 drivers in Montana will have a collision with a large animal that results in an insurance claim in 2016. This is the second highest likelihood in the nation, according to claims data from State Farm and driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration. 

What is being done about the 10% rise in traffic deaths in 2016?

The number of traffic deaths on U.S. highways is increasing at an alarming rate. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced preliminary statistics for the first half of 2016. An estimated 17,775 people died in car crashes from January through June 2016, a 10.4 percent increase from 16,100 fatalities for the first part of 2015. This follows news from earlier this year that the 2015 marked the largest uptick in traffic fatalities since 1966.