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Will a New Product Help Drunks Avoid a DUI Arrest?

Breathalyzer tests have long been the standard for law enforcement officers to determine who’s driving while intoxicated. But they may have met their match in a new product called Breathalyzer Equalizer.

The team that came up with the item will really blow you away.

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10 Things You Absolutely, Positively, Without Question Should Not Do in a Hurricane

We’re always told to take precautions when a hurricane is on the warpath. Most of the time, people will be told to tie down objects outside, huddle inside and only go out when the storm is over.

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Montana Fire Marshal Urges Apartment Smoke Detectors

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A boom in apartments for workers in the Bakken oil patch has led the Montana Fire Marshal's Office to remind landlords that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are required by law in most homes and apartments

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Great Falls Bans Cell Phones for Drivers

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Great Falls banned hand-held cell phones for motorists and cyclists, hoping to make navigating the streets of the central Montana town a bit safer from distracted drivers.

The Great Falls Tribune reported commissioners favoring the ban sought to underscore expectations that drivers pay attention to the road, not what's on their mobile telephone

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Fireworks Danger: Even Sparklers Could Send You to the ER

It’s illegal to light fireworks within city limits, but apparently the threat of a hefty fine isn’t enough to deter all Missoula residents from striking a match.

For the last several nights, I have fallen asleep to the sound of explosives being detonated outside of my window. The nois

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The Most Unsurprising Study Ever Reveals Most Fireworks-Related Injuries Happen in July

Here’s a fact that should shock absolutely no one.

A survey conducted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that most fireworks-related injuries take place during or around the Fourth of July holiday festivities.

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What Would You do to Protect Your Child?

What lengths would you go to to keep your child safe?

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Safety is Important for Missoula Motorcyclists

Summer is almost here, and for many Montanans, warmer temperatures and drier roads mean that bike season has arrived — and I’m not just talking about Schwinns and Huffys.

Each day, I notice more and more motorcyclists cruising the streets of Missoula. It would

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How Many Teens Text While Behind the Wheel?

Teenagers aren’t drinking as much as they used to and more of them now wear seat belts, but all of that could be offset by the startling number of them who admit to texting while driving.

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Hamilton Council Crunches Cell Phone Use in Cars

Tuesday night, the Hamilton City Council voted 4-2 to ban cell phone use while driving in the city limits.

The council heard over a half hour of comments, mainly against the new ordinance from valley residents, some of whom said they would quit shopping in Hamilton if the law was enacted.

The coun

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