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State Highway Safety Report (2020) - Montana

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The following provides a summary of the Highway Safety Improvement Program’s (HSIP) safety performance measures and State safety performance targets. As per the Safety PM Final Rule, States are required to set annual safety performance targets in the HSIP annual report for the number of fatalities, rate of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), number of serious injuries, rate of serious injures per 100 million VMT, and number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. The safety performance targets are based on 5-year rolling averages. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate. FHWA encourages States to review data sets and trends and consider factors that may affect targets. The safety performance targets should be data-driven, realistic, and attainable and should align with the performance management framework and legislative intent.

A State Department of Transportation (DOT) has met or made significant progress towards meeting its safety performance targets when at least four of the five safety performance targets established under 23 CFR 490.209(a) have been met or the actual outcome is better than the baseline performance. The baseline performance is the 5-year average ending with the year prior to the establishment of the target.

The Basis for Target and Additional Comments are provided by the State in their HSIP Annual Report and have not been edited by FHWA. Any questions about individual State reports should be directed to the respective State DOT. For additional information about each State's HSIP, the complete reports are available at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/.

More information and resources on Safety Performance Management are available at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/spm/.

All State data used to populate the State Highway Safety Reports for 2020 are available for download at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/reporting/state/tpm_dashboard_data.zip.

  • Number of Fatalities

  • Number of Fatalities 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 192 224 190 186 181 184 213
    5-Year Average 194.6 193.0 190.8
    Target (5-Year Average) 182.2 182.7 199.2
  • Basis for Number of Fatalities Target

    The 2020 Target is based on the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2021 Target is expressed as the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. The methodology was updated as part of the 2020 CHSP update process by the Advisory Committee. The target setting methodology is as follows: The methodology analyzed historical trend data and considered potential impacts of COVID-19 to determine ambitious, yet achievable targets for 2021-2025. Based on a 10-year trend, a moderate reduction of 3 fatalities per year is the target. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2020 CHSP update established the target setting methodology for the five federal performance measures for the five-year life of the plan. The methodology is based on historical trend data and considers potential impacts of COVID-19. Trend analysis identified ambitious yet achievable targets for each of the performance areas. Based on this approach and with input from the safety stakeholders, the methodology that will be used to calculate and set annual targets for each performance measure were established. Performance measures are a five-year roiling average expressed as an annual number. This supports the state's SHSP (known as Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 952 in 2018 to 476 in 2030. Performance Measures for fatalities is moderate. The target is for an annual reduction of 3 fatalities,

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    Targets: 2019-2021 Montana HSIP Annual Reports

  • Fatality Rate (per 100 million VMT)

  • Fatality Rate
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 1.58 1.81 1.51 1.47 1.43 1.43 1.76
    5-Year Average 1.560 1.530 1.520
    Target (5-Year Average) 1.399 1.367 1.604
  • Basis for Fatality Rate Target

    The 2020 Target is based on the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2021 Target is expressed as the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. The methodology was updated as part of the 2020 CHSP update process by the Advisory Committee. The target setting methodology is as follows: The methodology analyzed historical trend data and considered potential impacts of COVID-19 to determine ambitious, yet achievable targets for 2021-2025. Based on a 10-year trend with consideration of COVID-19, a conservative reduction of .041 per million vehicle miles traveled (MVMT) per year is the target. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2020 CHSP update established the target setting methodology for the five federal performance measures for the five-year life of the plan. The methodology is based on historical trend data and considers potential impacts of COVID-19. Trend analysis identified ambitious yet achievable targets for each of the performance areas. Based on this approach and with input from the safety stakeholders, the methodology that will be used to calculate and set annual targets for each performance measure were established. Performance measures are a five-year roiling average expressed as an annual number. This supports the state's SHSP (known as Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 952 in 2018 to 476 in 2030. Performance Measures for fatality rate is conservative. The target is for an annual reduction of 0.041 per 100 million annual vehicle miles traveled.

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    VMT: 2014-2020 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2019-2021 Montana HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Serious Injuries

  • Number of Serious Injuries 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 965 1,000 835 731 770 709 730
    5-Year Average 860.2 809.0 755.0
    Target (5-Year Average) 860.4 652.5 707.8
  • Basis for Number of Serious Injuries Target

    The 2020 Target is based on the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2021 Target is expressed as the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. The methodology was updated as part of the 2020 CHSP update process by the Advisory Committee. The target setting methodology is as follows: The methodology analyzed historical trend data and considered potential impacts of COVID-19 to determine ambitious, yet achievable targets for 2021-2025. Based on a 10-year trend, a moderate reduction of 41 suspected serious injuries per year is the target. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2020 CHSP update established the target setting methodology for the five federal performance measures for the five-year life of the plan. The methodology is based on historical trend data and considers potential impacts of COVID-19. Trend analysis identified ambitious yet achievable targets for each of the performance areas. Based on this approach and with input from the safety stakeholders, the methodology that will be used to calculate and set annual targets for each performance measure were established. Performance measures are a five-year roiling average expressed as an annual number. This supports the state's SHSP (known as Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 952 in 2018 to 476 in 2030. Performance Measures for serious injuries is moderate. The target is for an annual reduction of 41 serious injuries.

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Montana HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2019-2021 Montana HSIP Annual Reports

  • Rate of Serious Injuries (per 100 million VMT)

  • Rate of Serious Injuries
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 7.94 8.10 6.63 5.78 6.06 5.50 6.03
    5-Year Average 6.902 6.414 6.000
    Target (5-Year Average) 6.608 5.450 5.855
  • Basis for Serious Injury Rate Target

    The 2020 Target is based on the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2021 Target is expressed as the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. The methodology was updated as part of the 2020 CHSP update process by the Advisory Committee. The target setting methodology is as follows: The methodology analyzed historical trend data and considered potential impacts of COVID-19 to determine ambitious, yet achievable targets for 2021-2025. Based on a 3-year trend with consideration of COVID-19, a conservative reduction of .114 per MVMT is the target. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2020 CHSP update established the target setting methodology for the five federal performance measures for the five-year life of the plan. The methodology is based on historical trend data and considers potential impacts of COVID-19. Trend analysis identified ambitious yet achievable targets for each of the performance areas. Based on this approach and with input from the safety stakeholders, the methodology that will be used to calculate and set annual targets for each performance measure were established. Performance measures are a five-year roiling average expressed as an annual number. This supports the state's SHSP (known as Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 952 in 2018 to 476 in 2030. Performance Measures for serious injury rate is conservative. The target is for an annual reduction of 0.114 per 100 million annual vehicle miles traveled.

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Montana HSIP Annual Report
    VMT: 2014-2020 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2019-2021 Montana HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities
    and Serious Injuries
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 69 65 77 67 79 55 59
    5-Year Average 71.4 68.6 67.4
    Target (5-Year Average) 74.2 63.5 64.0
  • Basis for Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries Target

    The 2020 Target is based on the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2021 Target is expressed as the 5-year rolling average using historical trends. The methodology was updated as part of the 2020 CHSP update process by the Advisory Committee. The target setting methodology is as follows: The methodology analyzed historical trend data and considered potential impacts of COVID-19 to determine ambitious, yet achievable targets for 2021-2025. Based on 6-year trend, a low moderate reduction of 1 non-motorized fatality or suspected serious injury per year is the target. This supports the SHSP (known as the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) in Montana) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 in 2030.
    The 2020 CHSP update established the target setting methodology for the five federal performance measures for the five-year life of the plan. The methodology is based on historical trend data and considers potential impacts of COVID-19. Trend analysis identified ambitious yet achievable targets for each of the performance areas. Based on this approach and with input from the safety stakeholders, the methodology that will be used to calculate and set annual targets for each performance measure were established. Performance measures are a five-year roiling average expressed as an annual number. This supports the state's SHSP (known as Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)) by working towards the overall Vision Zero Goal and an interim safety goal of halving fatalities and serious injuries from 952 in 2018 to 476 in 2030. Performance Measures for non-motorized fatalities & serious injuries is low moderate. The target is for an annual reduction of 1 fatality or serious injury.

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Montana HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2019-2021 Montana HSIP Annual Reports


Additional Comments

N/A

Safety Performance Target Assessment

PLEASE NOTE: Each State’s safety performance target assessment is based on its own State-specific target methodology and program philosophy. Therefore, conclusions should not be drawn based only on the information in the Safety Performance Target Assessment Summary table. For example, the State may have set aggressive targets, and not met those targets, while another State may have set more easily attainable targets, and met those targets. FHWA understands that each State’s safety program is unique and therefore does not prescribe a methodology for States to set targets. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate when setting their safety performance targets.

Montana 2020 Safety Performance Target Assessment
Performance Measure 2016-2020 Target 2016-2020 Actual 2014-2018 Baseline Met Target? Better Than Baseline? Met or Made Significant Progress?
Number of Fatalities 182.2 190.8 194.6 NO YES YES
Rate of Fatalities 1.399 1.520 1.560 NO YES
Number of Serious Injuries 860.4 755.0 860.2 YES N/A
Rate of Serious Injuries 6.608 6.000 6.902 YES N/A
Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries 74.2 67.4 71.4 YES N/A

Updated: 04/19/2022
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