As the summer months rapidly approach and people spend more time on Montana’s roads and highways, it is important to remember the laws surrounding seatbelt use, and how they protect you and your loved ones.
Montana law states that the driver is responsible for every person in the vehicle and can be fined for every unrestrained passenger.
According to the Montana Department of Transportation, in 2020, when fatal crashes occurred, 8/10 of those involved were not buckled up. As a state, we can lower those numbers by wearing our seatbelts, and wearing them correctly.
Why wear a seatbelt?...