Traffic Safety Programs
Enforcement is one of the five “E’s” of traffic safety (education, enforcement, emergency services, engineering and evaluation). Law enforcement strategies are woven throughout all of MDT’s traffic safety goals including impaired driving, occupant protection, young drivers and motorcycle safety.
MDT provides funding for law enforcement patrols focusing on impaired driving and occupant protection laws. Details regarding our programs and funding opportunities are located below under Programs.
Our goal is:
Decrease Speed-related Fatalities
- To decrease speed-related fatalities by 3%, from the 2014-2018 five year rolling average of 66 to 64 by December 31, 2025.
For more information about this program, please contact:
, Program Manager
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 31 fatalities on Montana highways in 2021 compared to 14 fatalities for this same time in 2020.
- Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) & Safety Enforcement Traffic Team (SETT)
- Law Enforcement Mini-Grants
On traffic patrols, law enforcement officers focus on the motor vehicle laws of MCA Title 61, in particular.