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MT Roadways 5th in the Nation

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Although Montana Department of Transportation officials say roads are built to national safety standards or better, they say Montanans just aren't buckling up. Montana Highway Patrol Captain Keith Edgell says traffic fatalities are up because some people aren't wearing their seatbelts.

Captain Edgell says, "We preach to the public to wear seatbelts. Unfortunately, we have a drastic spike in the lack of use in seatbelts resulting in fatality crashes."

Edgell says the $20 fine isn't enough to persuade drivers to buckle up. The state highways ranking above Montana's include: North Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

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