Montana Department of Transportation

Teen Drivers: Reality Check

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in Montana - and across the entire United States. You don't have to be one of them.

Get your buckle on

You can't always prevent a crash, but serious injury and death doesn't have to be the end result.

Buckle up and insist that all passengers in your vehicle do the same.

Grim statistics

Every year, teens are involved in more than 6 million collisions, resulting in 14,000 deaths. Many die needlessly because they were unbuckled or someone else in the vehicle was unbuckled.

Ride like a friend - drive like you care

Ride Like A Friend. Drive Like You Care (RLAF) is a school-based initiative focused on the relationship between teen drivers and their teen passengers. Learn how you can be part of the solution. Implement RLAF in your school. Visit for details.

Carly's Story

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In April 2007, Carly Moodry a young, vibrant Montana woman was involved in a rollover crash that changed her life and her family forever. Carly and her family are living a life known by too many Montana families that have been through the trials and tribulations that accompany rollover crashes on our highways. They are willing to share their story with you about how Carly's choice to not buckle up has forever changed them. Please share this video with those you care about and give them the tools to make that decision to buckle up; every time, every trip.