Traffic Safety Programs
Traffic crashes happen daily in Montana, causing human injuries, deaths, and property losses.
The State Highway Traffic Safety Section is working to reduce these losses through a series of programs designed to assist in the development of counter-measures for known problem areas.
If you have questions about a specific program, please call or email the contact listed at the bottom of each program details page.
Maximizing Resources Through Collaboration
- Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan
- The CHSP is a statewide plan to reduce fatalities/injuries from highway crashes. Involves multiple stakeholders. Data, specific strategies, and contact information provided.
- Traffic Highway Safety Plan
- MDT's State Highway Traffic Safety Section implements many of the CHSP goals and strategies.
- Impaired Driving
- Occupant Protection
- Safe On All Roads (SOAR)
- Distracted Driving
- Traffic Enforcement
- Traffic Records
- Emergency Medical Services
- Young Drivers
- Motorcycle Safety
There were 209 fatalities in 2020. There have been 7 fatalities on Montana highways in 2021 compared to 3 fatalities for this same time in 2020.
Did You Know?
Interesting Facts and Statistics
- Montana has one of the highest alcohol-related fatality rates in the nation per vehicle mile traveled.
- Montana's seat belt usage has grown steadily over the past few years. However, seatbelt use on our reservations is still very low.
- Inattentiveness, carelessness, and driving speed accounted for over 50% of the crashes in the past 10 years.
- Incapacitating injuries have decreased over 33% during the past 10 years.
- The percentage of crashes involving young drivers has not changed significantly during the past 19 years.
- Elderly drivers have experienced increases during this same period.
- Motorcycle traffic crashes are up and affecting older riders more than any other group.