Montana Highway Patrol Releases Labor Day Weekend Recap
Labor Day Weekend was filled with fun, traveling and a fire in the Bridger Foothills.
The Montana Highway Patrol posted on Facebook some statistics from the Labor Day Weekend. So these statistics are from Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th.
Troopers were busy all weekend responding to crashes, contacting motorists and taking impaired drivers off of the streets. Here is a glimpse of their activities:
Credit:Montana Highway Patrol via Facebook
The Montana Highway Patrol put out their statistics such as DUI's, citations, traffic stops, and crashes.
The two things that really jump out at us is the amount of crashes that happened throughout the state. 238 crashes throughout the state seems like quite a bit especially only over a four day span. The majority of crashes probably happened in high trafficked areas like Yellowstone and Glacier National Park and probably Flathead Lake.
The one thing that gave me hope was the amount of DUI's. There were only 31 DUI's that were reported over the weekend which mean more folks are being responsible and having a sober driver or using services like Lyft or Uber to get home safely. Montana is one of the worst states for drunk driving and hopefully one day we can be one best.
One of the reasons why this number might be lower is due to the COVID-19 pandemic so maybe more folks decided to stay in this past labor day weekend so we will definitely have to compare these stats to next year in 2021.
For more details, check out the Montana Highway Patrol.