MDT is working together with many agencies and partners to improve safety in Montana. Each has missions and plans that guide their individual programs. The Montana Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) aligns these programs with a common vision and goal to allow for better collaboration and coordination.
The CHSP is comprehensive in the sense that it encompasses the programs of multiple agencies and jurisdictions throughout the state. Each entity has a role in the development of the plan but retains authority over the elements for the plan that are within their jurisdiction. Participating agencies form a collaborative partnership in reducing highway crashes, injuries and deaths.
Montana has integrated two key elements in all safety emphasis areas:
Improve the accuracy, completeness, integration, timeliness, uniformity, collection, and accessibility of data used in traffic safety analysis; and
Collaborate across agencies, organizations and with the public to improve traffic safety, driver behavior, and promote the Vision Zero.