Montana Department of Transportation

Traffic Safety Programs

Emergency Medical Services

Severe injuries (fatalities and incapacitating injuries) have decreased significantly during the past 10 years. Seat belts, airbags, and child restraints may have accounted for part of this decrease, as well as other improvements in vehicle safety, engineering more forgiving roads, and quicker emergency medical service response times.

The goal of the Emergency Medical Services program is to reduce preventable death on Montana highways through trauma education for emergency responders in rural communities. The program provides Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) education focusing on principles of good trauma care and promotes critical thinking.

For more information about this program, please contact:
Sheila Cozzie, Program Manager
State Highway Traffic Safety Section
406-444-7301 |


The Programs

Drive Safely

There were 190 fatalities in 2016. There have been 177 fatalities on Montana highways in 2017 compared to 185 fatalities for this same time in 2016.