Traffic Safety Programs
Montana has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation for number of deaths caused by impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled.
Data from 2015 indicates that 58% of all fatalities were the result of impaired driving. This is up from 47% during 2014. This is a 4.6% increase from the previous five year average (2010-2014).
Our goals are to:
- Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Fatalities
- As trend data indicates a rise in alcohol impaired driving fatalities, MDT hopes to maintain alcohol fatalities at the current base year average of 85 through December 31, 2020. This would be a reduction in the overall trend.
- Reduce Alcohol-Related Serious Injuries
- Reduce the five-year average number of fatalities and incapacitating injuries in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operators with a BAC 0.01+ or evidence of alcohol and/or drugs from 419 in 2014 to 412 by 2020.
For more information about this program, please contact:
, Program Manager
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 187 fatalities in 2017. There have been 18 fatalities on Montana highways in 2018 compared to 12 fatalities for this same time in 2017.
- Montana Highway Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)
- Impaired Driving Crashes Emphasis Area
- 2016 Montana Impaired Driving Assessment
- Binge Drinking and Your Health
- Rethinking Drinking
- Stop Impaired Driving
- Stop Underage Drinking
- Traffic Safety Marketing Materials
Tribal Community Resources
Did you know the DUI law in Montana is now stronger? Read it here: House Bill 488
- Summary of DUI Laws
- 61-8-400s DUI Laws
- 61-2-106 DUI Task Force
- Driver License Sanctions
- DUI Penalties - Summary
- Minor In Possession Penalties
- Montana's Open Container Law