The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 75, Trucks 65
Urban Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 65
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars--day 70, night 65, Trucks--day 70, night 65
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: No
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Accidents involving death, personal injury, or apparent property damage exceeding $250 must be reported immediately to the local authorities or to the Montana Highway Patrol and within 10 days in writing to Montana Highway Patrol Headquarters.
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $10,000
Novice Drivers: No special restrictions
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: No restrictions
Telephone: 406/444-3780 or 406/444-7000 (State Highway Patrol) or http://doj.mt.gov/driving/drivingsafety.asp (Montana Dept. of Justice, Driver Services)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 800/525-5555
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This page was last updated: August 2010