Places You’ll Crash Your Car in Billings – Our Top 5
Compared to major cities in the United States, traffic in Billings isn’t really that bad. Still, there are plenty of opportunities to get in a car accident while driving in the Magic City. We’ve listed our top 5 places where you are most likely to destroy your car. Keep those hands at “10 and 2,” stop texting and beware of the following locations.
Main Street and Alkali Creek Road
This is one of the largest intersections in Billings. You have to be super careful around the Metra, because if anybody runs a red light, they’ll be in the intersection for another five seconds while you have a green light. Keep your eyes open, the lights don’t mean anything if people keep running them.
Underpass Avenue in the Rain
Typically Underpass Avenue isn’t too bad, unless there’s been a downpour and you have to get underneath Montana Avenue, then you have the flood to look forward to. It’s hard to believe people think they can make it through this small pond. Luckily, there is a warning gate now that closes when Underpass floods. However, that doesn’t seem to stop people from sinking their cars. Trust us, you can’t make it through here, don’t try.
Montana Avenue During Rush Hour
Montana Avenue is a prime place to get yourself into a fender bender, especially in the morning on your way to work. You’ve got lots of traffic lights, with many drivers stopping suddenly to hang a left to get to downtown Billings. It takes only a second to find yourself slamming into the car in front of you if you’re not careful here.
Any Left Turn on King Avenue West
King Avenue West is easily one of the busiest streets on the West End, especially on the weekends. If you have to left turn anywhere other than an intersection out there, you’d better have a Snickers bar, because you’re not going anywhere for awhile. Left turning on King Avenue typically means holding on for dear life while you scream across several lanes of traffic. If you get T-boned here, you can easily bet on totaling your vehicle.
Any Roundabout in Billings
What is it about roundabouts with two lanes that gets people so confused? Whether you are up by the airport or headed to the Shiloh 14 Movie Theater, somebody will inevitably cut into your lane while flying around the circle entirely too fast. If that doesn’t happen, you know someone will ignore the yield sign and jump right in front of you in the outside lane. Seriously, beware of the roundabouts.