Montana Outdoors

October 29, 2008

Please slow down!

Filed under: Montana — montucky @ 6:53 pm

For those of us who live in the colder parts of the country, it’s time to change to our winter driving habits and remember, especially in shaded canyons that the road can and will often be slick with frost or black ice. Even driving well below Montana’s maximum speed limit of 70 MPH can be very hazardous on sharp curves.

This morning we had to extricate an injured and very scared woman from her overturned car after she encountered an icy stretch on a sharp curve on Montana Highway 135. The ice was not visible and her accident could have been avoided only by driving at a much slower speed under those conditions.

Please keep ice in mind when on the winter highways!

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