Montana is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. The state’s name is derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). It is the 44th most populous state, with a population of approximately 1,042,520 people. The Capital of Montana is Helena, and the state is divided among 56 counties spanning 147,040 square miles. Montana was the 41st state to join union in November 8, 1889.
The largest cities in Montana include:
3. Great Falls
10. Miles City
A recent Montana DOT Annual Report stated there were 1,224 reported accidents in 2015 alone. Additional information from this report includes:
1. Of those 1,224 accidents, 1,000 resulted in injuries and 224 resulted in fatalities.
2. Montana saw an increase in fatalities for 2015 with 224.This was 32 higher than 2014.br />
3. Speed related fatalities nearly doubled during 2015 increasing from 52 in 2014 to 91.
4. Montana has seen a significant reduction in alcohol-impaired fatalities over the last two years. In 2014 there were 73 and during 2015 there were 75.
5. The number of unhelmeted fatalities increased dramatically during 2015, up 50%. Montana does not have a helmet law which contributes to the large number of unhelmeted fatalities.
Resources for Montana drivers:
1. Montana Department of Motor Vehicles
2. Emissions and Safety Inspection Locations
3. Vehicle Safety Ratings
4. Vehicle Recalls by VIN
5. Automotive Market Values
6. Automotive Reviews
Why should I run a Montana VIN Check?
1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.
Run a Montana VIN Check to uncover the full-story of your next vehicle.