Montana

HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS NEEDED IN MONTANA:
Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law
All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law
Booster Seat Law through Age 7 (Without Secondary Enforcement)
GDL - Minimum Age 16 for Learner's Permit
GDL - Stronger Nighttime Restriction Provision
GDL - Cell Phone Restriction Provision
GDL - Age 18 for Unrestricted License
Ignition Interlock Law for All Offenders
All-Driver Text Messaging Restriction

CURRENT HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS:
GDL - 6-Month Holding Period Provision
GDL - 30-50 Hours Supervised Driving Provision
GDL - Passenger Restriction Provision
Mandatory BAC Test Law - Drivers Killed
Mandatory BAC Test Law - Drivers Who Survive
Child Endangerment Law
Open Container Law

*States are credited with having laws only if their laws meet Advocates’ optimal criteria

MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES IN MONTANA IN THE YEAR 2011: 209

TEN YEAR FATALITY TOTAL: 2,400

ANNUAL ECONOMIC COST DUE TO MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES: $621 Million

For more infomration on the highway and auto safety laws in Montana go to http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp.

Contact

For information on how to get involved with an issue in this state, please contact Peter Kurdock at pkurdock@saferoads.org.

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