With the signing into law of the Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for users (SAFETEA-LU) came an increased focus on highway safety. The law established new resources and opportunities to advance highway safety in a comprehensive, strategic way. SAFETEA-LU requires each state to develop a Strategic Highway Safety Plan that provides state and local transportation and safety agencies a life-saving blueprint to address their top safety issues. Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) meets this requirement.
MDT has developed a program to provide technical and financial assistance to communities for the development of a transportation safety plan that addresses the safety issues specific to their communities.