The month of June was the deadliest on Montana roadways in a decade.
With the alarming increase in crashes, the Montana Department of Transportation is urging travelers to drive safely this summer.
Memorial Day to Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” due to the increased traffic deaths nationwide.
At other times of the year, travelers often choose to travel less, stay closer to home, and use increased caution. However, in the summer, clear roadways and better weather lower drivers’ guards, leading to increased crashes and deaths involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, pedestrians, and bicycles, the department said in a press release.