SOAR logo Motor vehicle crashes have a significant impact in Montana's Indian country

American Indians comprise 6.2% of the population in Montana, but represent about approximately 17% of the motor vehicle crash deaths in the state each year. In an effort to spread the safety message in Tribal communities, MDT developed the Safe On All Roads (SOAR) program. This is a traffic safety education program that provides strong and meaningful messages relevant to the individual culture of each community. Coordinators living and working in the community manage their local program and assist in developing appropriate education material.

Our goal is:

Reduction Native American Traffic Fatalities
To attain a five-year average rate of Native American fatalities of 39.7 by December 31, 2026.

For more information about this program, please contact:

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Sheila Cozzie, Transportation Planner
State Highway Traffic Safety Section
406-444-7301 | Email