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Is your child in the right seat?

Drive Safe Missoula & Vision Zero

To accomplish this vision, we need you!   

 

Your family, friends, other drivers, pedestrians, bikers, construction workers, and first responders need you!  

We all need you to get to where you are going safely.

 

We need you to drive "In Control" and buckled up, 100% Sober, and free from distractions.

Drive Safe Missoula

We Need You!

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To prevent impaired driving through education, the support of traffic enforcement, the advancement of safe driving awareness and effective legislation.

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The Missoula County Buckle Up Montana Coalition promotes proper seat belt and child safety seat use.

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Need help obtaining a child safety seat?   We can help.   We have a limited number of Child Safety Seats available to families who are in need.

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Montana requires alcohol server training from a state-approved program for anyone serving or selling alcohol within 60 days of being hired and renewal training every three years.

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Drive Safe Missoula

Drive Safe Missoula is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety on the roadways of Missoula County. Drive Safe Missoula is the proud home of the Missoula County DUI Task Force and the Missoula County Buckle Up Montana Coalition.

Aligned with the Vision Zero initiative from the State of Montana, our ultimate goal is to achieve zero serious injuries and zero deaths on our roadways. Through education, support for traffic enforcement, and the advancement of safe driving awareness, we strive to eliminate impaired driving and increase the proper use of seatbelts and child passenger seats.

With a focus on prevention, education, and collaboration, Drive Safe Missoula aims to create a community where every individual understands the importance of responsible driving behaviors. By working together, we can ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and visitors on our roads."

The lead agency for Drive Safe Missoula is the Missoula City-County Health Department.

Drive Safe Missoula is supported by funding provided by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Learn more about the History of Drive Safe Missoula here.

Please check out and support all of our partners who have been working hard to keep Missoula a safer place to live.

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Reckless & Distracted Driving
The #1 Killer of Teens in America 

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Why We Need You!

Lives lost on Montana Roadways As of
January 22, 2024

compaired to 9  roadway fatalities
for this same time period in 2023

10

4

Impaired Driving*

5

Behaviors that contributed to the fatalities

Improper Restraint*

9

Motorists*

0

Motorcyclists*

1

Pedestrians*

0

Bicyclists*

0

2024 Montana Roadway Fatalities

ATV Riders*

Previous Years -  Total Fatalities

2021 - 241
2022 - 199
2023 - 195

*Unconfirmed Factors: this information is taken from Montana Highway Patrol crash data. These investigations remain ongoing. The data and contributing factors should be viewed as preliminary only and are subject to change.

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions, comments, or requests please feel free to email or call:

 

Steve Schmidt

Senior Community Health Specialist

Drive Safe Missoula Coordinator

sschmidt@missoulacounty.us

406-258-3880 

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301 W. Alder

Missoula, MT  59802

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