Memorial Day Weekend

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May 24, 2022

The Memorial weekend kicks off the busy summer travel season when many Montanans hit the road for vacation, celebrations, and recreation. Memorial weekend also marks the start of the deadliest time of year on Montana roads.

In Montana, nearly 50 percent of all fatal crashes occur during the summer months. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented by wearing a seat-belt - reducing the chance of fatal injury by nearly half.

Law enforcement agencies across Montana are adding additional patrols to educate the public on proper seat belt use and crack down on motorists who fail to buckle up. The Click It Or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education, strong laws and law enforcement officers saving lives. From May 24 through June 6 increased patrols are out across Montana.

As Montanans, we must continue to work together towards Vision Zero-zero deaths and zero serious injuries on our roads. Commit to everyone in the vehicle buckling up and using age-appropriate child passenger safety restraints - every trip, every time.

More information about seat belts

Imagine if every Montanan had just one reason for using their seat belt

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