Impatient, angry or frustrated drivers are a common problem in Montana and around the county, and efforts to curb aggressive driving are often stymied by the attitudes of motorists who fail to recognize the dangers posed by their own reckless driving habits. The vast majority of road users surveyed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2012 said that aggressive driving was either a serious or very serious issue, but about half of them also admitted that they regularly travel at speeds well in excess of posted limits.
In early October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on the number of U.S. roadway deaths that occurred during the first six months of 2016. Despite a growing emphasis on roadway safety in vehicle manufacturing, the number of deaths on U.S. roads increased by about 10 percent from the same time period in 2015, to nearly 18,000 people. With a 20 percent jump, Montana was among the four states with the largest hike in fatal accidents.
Many Montana patients know that medical errors can cause serious complications. If this happens, they could potentially file a medical malpractice lawsuits against the doctor who caused the error. Many of these cases rely on expert witness testimony which is usually provided by colleagues. As one doctor admitted, this can be problematic.