Montana drivers face a variety of hazardous driving conditions during the winter. What happens if you're struck and injured by a driver who claims that they couldn't prevent the crash? They might argue that they hit a patch of ice or that a sudden snowstorm blinded them.
One of the things that makes Montana special for those of us who live here and the many people who visit our state every year is the wide open spaces. You can travel down roads for miles on end without seeing another vehicle -- just mountains, land and bison.
Driving at night is challenging and even frightening for many people. Older people in particular experience problems because of changes in vision due to aging. No matter what your age and extent of driving experience, if you've been the victim of a car crash, particularly one that occurred at night, being behind the wheel after dark can be a terrifying thing.
This time of year, most people are spending a lot of time driving around in parking lots. Whether you're at the local shopping center, a neighborhood grocery store, your children's school or your office building, it's essential not to let your guard down just because you're not on the road.
If you're on the road late in the evening or in the middle of the night, it's only natural to worry that some of your fellow drivers might be under the influence of alcohol. However, "morning after" or "hungover" driving can be just as dangerous.
A 23-year-old man who's facing multiple charges for a fatal crash that killed a Kalispell mother and daughter has pleaded not guilty. The Minnesota man, who is currently in jail in Flathead County on $500,000 bond, appeared in court earlier this month. He is accused of vehicular homicide while being under the influence of alcohol.
Montana is home to some of the most beautiful natural sights in the country -- and maybe the world. However, many of the stretches of road you need to drive to see these sights up close are also the most dangerous.
Snowplows are a common sight on Montana roads and highways throughout the winter and a welcome one -- unless you get stuck behind one. That can be frustrating. However, it's essential for drivers to exercise caution whenever they encounter a snowplow.
If your car has been damaged in a crash, one of the decisions you'll need to make -- unless it's been totaled -- is whether it's better to have it repaired or to buy a new one. There are a number of factors to consider. Some are financial. Others are more emotional.
Many Montana residents wouldn't consider going on a weekend camping trip without their dogs. Many of us also drive our dogs to all sorts of places around town -- the dog park, the groomer, the kids' softball games, and of course, the dreaded vet.