The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By barb Reiter
Jefferson County DUI Task Force Coordinator 

Buckle Up For Everyone's Safety this Memorial Day


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 buck...

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