Montana Department of Transportation

Bigge Crane Megaload Permit Issued

A permit has been issued for a megaload to travel from Idaho through Montana to Great Falls. The move, planned for seven stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route. MORE INFORMATION

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Traffic Safety Programs

Traffic Safety Programs

Overview

Traffic crashes happen daily in Montana, causing human injuries, deaths, and property losses.

The State Highway Traffic Safety Section is working to reduce these losses through a series of programs designed to assist in the development of counter-measures for known problem areas.

The information on these pages is organized by program. If you have questions about a specific program, please call or email the contact listed at the bottom of each program details page.

Maximizing Resources
Through Collaboration

Comprehensive Hwy Safety Plan
The CHSP is a statewide plan to reduce fatalities/injuries from highway crashes. Involves multiple stakeholders. Data, specific strategies, and contact information provided.

Highway Safety Plan
MDT's State Highway Traffic Safety Section implements many of the CHSP goals and strategies.

Did You Know?

  • Montana has one of the highest alcohol-related fatality rates in the nation per vehicle mile traveled.
  • Montana's seat belt usage has grown steadily over the past few years. However, seatbelt use on our reservations is still very low.
  • Inattentiveness, carelessness, and driving speed accounted for over 50% of the crashes in the past 10 years.
  • Incapacitating injuries have decreased over 33% during the past 10 years.
  • The percentage of crashes involving young drivers has not changed significantly during the past 19 years.
  • Elderly drivers have experienced increases during this same period.
  • Motorcycle traffic crashes are up and affecting older riders more than any other group.

Source for data:
Traffic Safety Problem Identification

the scene of a head on collision at night with emergency vehicles

Highway Safety Programs

Resources

New Features / Services

  • Annual Report FY2013
  • Plan2Live
  • Safe On All Roads (SOAR)
  • Buckle-up Bug's Activity Book
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