American Indians comprise 6.2% of the population in Montana, but represent about approximately 17% of the motor vehicle crash deaths in the state each year. In an effort to spread the safety message in Tribal communities, MDT developed the Safe On All Roads (SOAR) program. This is a traffic safety education program that provides strong and meaningful messages relevant to the individual culture of each community. Coordinators living and working in the community manage their local program and assist in developing appropriate education material.
Our goal is:
Reduction Native American Traffic Fatalities
To decrease Native American fatalities from the 2014-2018 five-year rolling average of 37 to 34.9 by December 31, 2025.
For more information about this program, please contact:
Sheila Cozzie, Transportation Planner
State Highway Traffic Safety Section