The CHSP's approach to improving safety on our roadways is comprehensive and focuses on the four key traffic safety disciplines known as the "4Es":
Safety Partners collaborate to reach Vision Zero
MDT and safety partners work together to reach Vision Zero by analyzing crash data and focusing on crash factors where there is the greatest opportunity to save lives in Montana.
The four emphasis areas identified through the data driven CHSP process are:
MDT is working together with many agencies and partners to improve safety in Montana. Each has missions and plans that guide their individual programs. The Montana Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) aligns these programs with a common vision and goal to allow for better collaboration and coordination.
The CHSP is comprehensive in the sense that it encompasses the programs of multiple agencies and jurisdictions throughout the state. Each entity has a role in the development of the plan but retains authority over the elements for the plan that are within their jurisdiction. Participating agencies form a collaborative partnership in reducing highway crashes, injuries and deaths.
Montana has integrated two key elements in all safety emphasis areas: