Severe injuries (fatalities and incapacitating injuries) have decreased significantly during the past 10 years. Seat belts, airbags, and child restraints may have accounted for part of this decrease, as well as other improvements in vehicle safety, engineering more forgiving roads, and quicker emergency medical service response times.
The goal of the Emergency Medical Services program is to reduce preventable death on Montana highways through trauma education for emergency responders in rural communities. The program provides Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) education focusing on principles of good trauma care and promotes critical thinking.
For more information about this program, please contact:
Sheila Cozzie, Transportation Planner
State Highway Traffic Safety Section