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Old 07-06-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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My wife and I are taking a driving trip and we're passing through Montana (gonna check out the capitol in Helena!).

Simple question: I remember once that Montana had a no-speed limit Autobahn-type situation on their interstates. Drive as fast as you feel comfortable with. Is it still like that? Or did they change it? If they did, are the fuzz hard on speeders now? We have a long way to drive and going 100 or better makes a big difference over long distances versus going 75. Thanks for your feedback on this.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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The interstate speed limit is 85, dropping down to 65 or 75 when going through cities like Billings, Bozeman & Missoula. If you are driving 100 MPH and a cop sees you, chances are you will get a ticket.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Speed limit is 80, not 85, on interstate except in urban areas, it will drop to 65. 2 lane highways will vary from 60-70 depending on location.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Here's a Handy Chart:

https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/ro...edlimits.shtml
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:39 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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My wife and I are taking a driving trip and we're passing through Montana (gonna check out the capitol in Helena!).

Simple question: I remember once that Montana had a no-speed limit Autobahn-type situation on their interstates. Drive as fast as you feel comfortable with. Is it still like that? Or did they change it? If they did, are the fuzz hard on speeders now? We have a long way to drive and going 100 or better makes a big difference over long distances versus going 75. Thanks for your feedback on this.
The reasonable and prudent law was repealed in 1997.I know this because that was when I got my license. We were all so eager but the law was repealed just before we finished driver's ed. The law was only in place for around a year.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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The interstate speed limit is 85, dropping down to 65 or 75 when going through cities like Billings, Bozeman & Missoula. If you are driving 100 MPH and a cop sees you, chances are you will get a ticket.
Are they pretty eager to give tickets, then?
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Are they pretty eager to give tickets, then?

You might get away with 5 over the limit, but much more than that will probably result in a ticket. 100 MPH will definitely get a ticket.
Actually, I have driven many miles on the freeways (all three of them), and on the secondary highways, and rarely seen a State Patrol or a Deputy Sheriff. Then again, It has happened that it seems like I see one every five miles.
Let's do this: Give me a description of your vehicle, and the license number, and I will pass it on to a Deputy I know. Then, if you come into Yellowstone County, he can watch for you and keep you safe. After all, we want our tourists kept alive, so they can spend money in our state!
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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you might get away with 5 over the limit, but much more than that will probably result in a ticket. 100 mph will definitely get a ticket.
Actually, i have driven many miles on the freeways (all three of them), and on the secondary highways, and rarely seen a state patrol or a deputy sheriff. Then again, it has happened that it seems like i see one every five miles.
let's do this: Give me a description of your vehicle, and the license number, and i will pass it on to a deputy i know. Then, if you come into yellowstone county, he can watch for you and keep you safe. after all, we want our tourists kept alive, so they can spend money in our state!
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Western Slope
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100 will get a ticket.

90 in an 80 provided that it's clear and you aren't zipping in and out of whatever traffic there may be likely won't.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: East Helena, MT
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I have driven 90 in a 80 mph zone, on a clear day, and drove right past MHP with his radar gun out, and I didn't get a ticket. That being said, every single vehicle on the highway was going 90, so that was the flow of traffic. Most of the time, when I see a vehicle pulled over, it is a sports car, or old pickup.


There are very few officers on traffic control in Montana. This is a huge state, with a small population. When you get within 30 miles of a town, slow down.
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