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Young Drivers

As of 2013, the five year average for teen fatalities in Montana crashes is 31 per year. This represents approximately 15% all traffic fatalities during the same time period. According to the CDC, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.

Our Goals

  • Reduce the five-year average number of fatalities and incapacitating injuries resulting from crashes involving young drivers from 369 in 2010 to 285 by 2015.
  • Reduce the five-year average number of young drivers involved in fatal crashes from 35 in 2010 to 27 by 2015

The Law



Resources for Young Drivers and Parents



Program Manager
State Highway Traffic Safety Section