Traffic Safety Programs
Montana has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation for number of deaths caused by impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled.
Data from 2018 indicates that 64% of all fatalities were the result of impaired driving. This is up from 61% during 2017.
Our goals are to:
- Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Fatalities
- As trend data indicates a rise in alcohol impaired driving fatalities, MDT hopes to maintain alcohol fatalities at the current base year average of 85 through December 31, 2020. This would be a reduction in the overall trend.
- Reduce Alcohol-Related Serious Injuries
- Reduce the five-year average number of fatalities and incapacitating injuries in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operators with a BAC 0.01+ or evidence of alcohol and/or drugs from 419 in 2014 to 412 by 2020.
For more information about this program, please contact:
, Program Manager
State Highway Traffic Safety Section
- Impaired Driving
- Occupant Protection
- Safe On All Roads (SOAR)
- Distracted Driving
- Traffic Enforcement
- Traffic Records
- Emergency Medical Services
- Young Drivers
- Motorcycle Safety
There were 184 fatalities in 2019. There have been 139 fatalities on Montana highways in 2020 compared to 142 fatalities for this same time in 2019.
- Montana Highway Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)
- Impaired Driving Crashes Emphasis Area
- 2018 Montana Impaired Driving Assessment
- 2020 State Response to the 2018 Impaired Driving Assessment
- Binge Drinking and Your Health
- Rethinking Drinking
- Stop Impaired Driving
- Stop Underage Drinking
- Traffic Safety Marketing Materials
Tribal Community Resources
- Summary of Impaired Driving Laws
- 61-8-400's Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
- 61-2-106 County Drinking And Driving Prevention Program
- Driver License Sanctions
- DUI Penalties - Summary
- Minor In Possession Penalties
- Montana's Open Container Law