33-16-230. Rate reduction for military defensive drivers -- effective period -- exclusions. (1) (a) Any rates, rating schedules, or rating manuals for liability, bodily injury, or collision coverages of a motor vehicle insurance policy filed with the insurance department must provide for an appropriate premium reduction as determined by the insurer for a member of the Montana national guard who is an insured operator of a covered nonmilitary vehicle and who has successfully completed a defensive driving course referred to in 61-2-102(2).
(b) Any discount used by the insurer is presumed appropriate unless credible data demonstrates otherwise.
(2) The premium reduction required under subsection (1)(a) is effective for an insured for 3 years after successful completion of the approved course. Each person shall successfully complete a defensive driving course referred to in 61-2-102(2) every 3 years to remain eligible for the reduction provided in subsection (1)(a).
(3) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply if the approved course is taken as punishment specified by a court or other governmental entity for a moving traffic violation.
(4) An insurer may deny the discount under subsection (1)(a) if within 3 years prior to the insured's application for the rate reduction or during the period for which the rate reduction is provided:
(a) the insured was convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to a moving traffic violation;
(b) the insured has forfeited bail or collateral for a moving traffic violation; or
(c) the insured was convicted by a court or found at fault in a motor vehicle accident.