January 2019 - Impaired Driving
- Montana has one of the highest rates in the nation for crash deaths caused by impaired drivers; impaired driving resulted in 61% of Montana’s roadway fatalities in 2017.
- Nationally, drugged driving is increasing; similarly, DUI cases that involve both alcohol and drugs are on the rise in Montana.
- Designate a sober driver ahead of time. If you get stuck without a sober ride, call a friend, or a cab, Uber or Lyft. It’s not just you that’s at risk- you could kill another person a family member, a friend, or someone else.
January 2019 - Carbon Monoxide (CO)Dangers
- Carbon monoxide (CO), known as the Quiet Killer, is an odorless, colorless gas produced anytime a fossil fuel is burned that can cause sudden illness and death.
- Common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion; people who are sleeping or intoxicated can die from CO poisoning before symptoms are recognized.
- Prevent CO poisonings by proper use and maintenance of fossil fuel burning heaters, engines, and appliance, and by installation of CO detectors.
January 22-26, 2019 - Get the Facts, National Drug Facts Week
December 2018 - Buckle Up - Every Trip, Every Time
- States with primary enforcement seat belt laws, which allow unrestrained drivers to be cited independently of any other traffic infraction, have succeeded in raising seat belt use by 10-12 percent.
- In 2017, 84 vehicle occupants who died on Montana roadways were not wearing their seatbelt. Two thirds of the unrestrained people who died were ejected from their vehicle.
- Before you even start your vehicle, make sure that you and all of your passengers are buckled up—every trip, every time.
April 2018 - ATV Safety