Traffic Safety Programs
Motorcycle involvement in crashes is a national priority. Motorcycle traffic crashes are up and affecting older riders more than any other group. The age of riders and fatalities has been increasing during the past two decades. In the past, riders between the ages of 18 to 34 had the most fatalities. However, recently most motorcycle related fatalities are occurring among the 35 to 64 year old group.
MDT supports the Montana Motorcycle Riders Safety (MMRS) Training program. This support comes in the form of educational campaigns to promote public awareness through public service announcements, billboards and other outreach programs. In addition, replacement training motorcycles are provided in support of this program.
Our goals are:
Reduce Motorcyclist Fatalities
- To decrease motorcyclist fatalities by 3%, from the 2014-2018 five-year rolling average of 22 to 21.3 by December 31, 2025.
Reduce Unhelmeted Motorcyclist Fatalities
- To decrease unhelmeted motorcyclist fatalities by 3%, from the 2014-2018 five-year rolling average of 13 to 12.6 by December 31, 2025.
For more information about this program, please contact:
Sheila Cozzie, Transportation Planner
State Highway Traffic Safety Section
- Impaired Driving
- Occupant Protection
- Safe On All Roads (SOAR)
- Distracted Driving
- Traffic Enforcement
- Traffic Records
- Emergency Medical Services
- Young Drivers
- Motorcycle Safety
There were 212 fatalities in 2020. There have been 73 fatalities on Montana highways in 2021 compared to 34 fatalities for this same time in 2020.