Montana roadways without fatal accident since Feb. 26

It’s been more than a month since there was a deadly traffic accident in Montana.

The Department of Transportation yesterday said the last deadly accident in the state was February 26th.

That’s the longest the state has gone without recording a fatal crash in at least 10 years.

There have been 19 fatal crashes so far, compared to 37 over the same period in 2016. The data for 2017 is still being compiled, but MHP records going back to 1990 show no calendar month without a fatal crash.

The department says having a sober ride, wearing seat belts, motorcycle helmets and safety gear, following traffic laws and paying attention while driving, biking or walking are the keys to safety.