In Montana, crash reports do not have a specific code for "run-off-the-road" crashes although collisions with fixed objects, overturns and immersions, and single vehicle crashes are assumed to involve "run off the road."
In 2011, over 50 percent of Montana’s severe injury crashes involved a single vehicle running off the road. Montana’s high proportion of rural vehicle miles of travel on low-volume roads at typically high speeds makes this a particularly critical traffic safety issue for the State.
Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan
New strategies to reduce these crashes focus on roadway design and greater public awareness of this highway safety issue.
Traffic & Safety Engineering (MDT)