[POLL] Should Montana Trailer Truck Speed Limit Be 70MPH?
For the last 5 months of no daytime limits in Montana, the period after its Supreme Court had ruled that the Reasonable and Prudent law was unconstitutional, reported fatal accident rate declined to a record low.
Fixed speed limits were reinstated on Memorial Day weekend 1999. Since then, fatal accidents have begun to rise again.After the new Speed Limits were established, interstates fatal accidents went up 111%.
From a modern low of 27 with no daytime limits, to a new high of 56 fatal accidents with speed limits.
On interstates and federal primary highways combined, Montana went from a modern low of 101 with no daytime limits, to a new high of 143 fatal accidents with speed limits.
After a 6 year downward trend in the percentage of multiple vehicle accidents on its 2 lane primary highways, multiple vehicle accident rates increased again.