a safety movement from the
Montana Department of Transportation

In The Headlights:

Buckle Up


Each year, too many Montana families are shattered by a visit from a law officer, one that brings news that someone they love has died in a crash. In 2015, it happened 224 times. And that number is up from the previous year, which is concerning to all.

You see, 172 of the people killed in crashes last year were in a vehicle with seat belts. And 121 of them - or approximately 70% - were not properly buckled in. As our real survivor stories show, seat belts would have saved many of those lives.

That’s the driving force behind Vision Zero — a movement to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries on Montana roadways through engineering, enforcement, emergency response and education initiatives.

Help make zero possible. Ensure that everyone in your vehicle is properly buckled in on every trip. And if you have a story about someone who survived a crash by buckling in, please share it on our Facebook page or post to #visionzeromt.

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