Montana Department of Transportation

Traffic Safety Programs

Impaired Driving

Montana has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation for number of deaths caused by impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled.

Data from 2017 indicates that 61% of all fatalities were the result of impaired driving. This is down from 67% during 2016.

Our goals are to:

Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Fatalities
As trend data indicates a rise in alcohol impaired driving fatalities, MDT hopes to maintain alcohol fatalities at the current base year average of 85 through December 31, 2020. This would be a reduction in the overall trend.
Reduce Alcohol-Related Serious Injuries
Reduce the five-year average number of fatalities and incapacitating injuries in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operators with a BAC 0.01+ or evidence of alcohol and/or drugs from 419 in 2014 to 412 by 2020.

For more information about this program, please contact:

, Program Manager
State Highway Traffic Safety Section

The Programs

Drive Safely

There were 186 fatalities in 2017. There have been 168 fatalities on Montana highways in 2018 compared to 178 fatalities for this same time in 2017.