Greater Gallatin Safety Coalition
The Greater Gallatin Safety Coalition is dedicated to preventing injury and death caused by traffic crashes, drowning, bicycle accidents, and severe burns.
Child Care Connections is the lead agency for the Greater Gallatin Safety Coalition. Meeting are held bi-monthly at Child Care Connections. Please call 587-7786 for more information regarding the coaltion meetings.
Partners: Bozeman Fire Department, Bozeman Police Department, Bozeman Public Schools, Gallatin City County Health Department, Gallatin Community Clinic, Central Valley Fire District, Alpha Graphics, Gallatin County DUI Task Force, Town Square Media, Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, American Medical Response, Ressler Motors, The Billion Auto Group, Livingston Fire and Rescue, and Collin's Coalition.
The mission of Safe Kids Worldwide is to prevent accidental injury.
Coalition: Safe Kids Gallatin County is one of more than 300 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. SKSC is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented.
Montana Buckle Up Laws
Applicable to all motor vehicles except motorcycles. Driver is cited.
Small Children: Children under 6 years and under 60 pounds must be properly buckled up in a child restraint (child safety seat, booster, harness or car bed) that meets federal standards. For information on choosing the correct child safety seat for your child please click on the link below:
Older Children, Adults: All other occupants must be properly buckled up in a safety belt. Safety belts in all seating positions must be in good working condition.
Gallatin County Crash Statistics
Impaired Driving Facts:
Occupant Protection Facts:
(Source: MDT Traffic Crash Summaries)
Child Safety Seat Clinics & Fitting Stations
Check out the latest child passenger safety recommendations by clicking on the link below:
Clinics are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at Bozeman Fire Station 1 at 34 North Rouse from 12 am to 2 pm. Contact Camille at 582-2350 for more information.
Clinics are offered the 3rd Friday of each month at Livingston Fire Rescue at 414 East Callendar from 11 am to 2 pm. Contact Jessi at 223-1991 for more information.
Our coalition has 3 fitting stations in Gallatin and Park County. To set up an appointment, call a Child Passenger Safety Technician listed below OR send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the vehicle & car seat manual prior to your appointment. Bring the manuals to your appointment.
* Please note that due to the nature of our schedules, we are unable to accommodate parents & caregivers without an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.
Montana Safety Belt Information
Belt Usage by Vehicle Type
Belts vs. Alcohol
Buckle Up Montana
National Safe Kids
National Safe Communities
Most of Us Campaign