BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The Montana Highway Patrol released their annual report that lays out statistics around crashes and calls, and summarizes highway issues.

Last year, there were more than 21,000 crashes reported. That averages out to one crash every 25 minutes.

Of those, more than 200 were fatal.

There was nearly a 30 percent drop in alcohol related fatalities compared to 2012.

The report states crashes happen most often between 3 and 4 p.m., and on Friday more than any other day of the week.

Trooper Glen Barcus with the Montana Highway Patrol keeps busy on Wednesday afternoon.

He spotted someone riding a bike on the interstate.

Barcus ticketed the teen and called his parents.

He also ticketed a man driving with a broken windshield, and helped a woman with a flat tire.

"A huge fifteen foot steel bar fell off something, and I just ran over it," said driver Cady Arifin.

The Montana Highway Patrol on an average day deals with many types of situations like changing tires or writing tickets, but they also handle life-threatening situations. According to the Montana Highway Patrol 2013 Annual Report, they deal with an average of 58 crashes per day.

"The only reason why we make traffic stops is to prevent crashes, and that's what it all boils down to," Barcus explained.

Barcus explained what is behind some of the stats in the 2013 Montana Highway Patrol Annual Report, such as a 30 percent drop in alcohol related fatalities.

"Thirty percent seems like a really dramatic decrease, however that can be attributed to more focused and dedicated efforts," he said.

Barcus said MHP increased their patrols of drunk drivers. The report also credits factors like an expansion of the state's 24-7 sobriety program.

The report states most drivers got into crashes on Fridays. Barcus said that not surprising.

"Everybody loves their Fridays and they know they don't have to work for a few days so their attention might not be focused on the task at hand which would be driving," he said.

When it came to why most crashes happen between three and four in the afternoon, MHP said it's a combination of young drivers leaving school, and "people are going to and from work and doing whatever social activities that they're doing in the evening."

Trooper Barcus said the annual report highlights the work the Highway Patrol puts in to keep the roads and drivers safe.

"We're just trying to get the public from point A to point B safely," Trooper Barcus said.

The annual report states December is the worst month for crashes, and August sees the most fatal crashes.