Montana Department of Transportation


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Traffic Safety Programs

Traffic Enforcement

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.

For more information about this program, please contact:

, Program Manager
Highway Traffic Safety Section

The Programs

Drive Safely

There were 184 fatalities in 2019. There have been 167 fatalities on Montana highways in 2020 compared to 162 fatalities for this same time in 2019.

The Law

On traffic patrols, law enforcement officers focus on the motor vehicle laws of MCA Title 61, in particular.