Montana Department of Transportation

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Safety

Occupant Protection

Montana's seat belt usage has grown steadily over the past few years. Restraint use on most of Montana's reservations, however, is still very low. Usage in pickup trucks is lower than other passenger vehicles and the usage rate among occupants from age 15 to 25 is lower than any other age group.

Our Goals

  • Reduce the five-year average number of unrestrained vehicle occupant fatalities from 126 in 2010 to 98 by 2015.
  • Reduce the five-year average number of unrestrained vehicle occupant fatalities and incapacitating injuries from 633 in 2010 to 490 by 2015.
  • Increase the annual observed rate of seat belt use of outboard, front seat vehicle occupants from 78.9% in 2010 to 89.3% by 2015.

The Law

Programs

Publications

  • Teen Buckle Up Brochure
  • Buckle-up Bug's Activity Book
  • To request printed copies of the activity book, please
  • and indicate the desired quantity.

Resources

Training

Contact


Traffic Safety Planner
State Highway Traffic Safety Section
406-444-0809