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Texting While Driving

Report: Fewer residents are chatting, texting while driving

Report: Fewer residents are chatting, texting while driving

It may seem like every other driver in Billings is speaking on a cellphone.

November 03, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.

June 25, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Texting while driving in Montana is dangerous, but not illegal.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
WHP cites drivers in crash that killed 20 cattle

WHP cites drivers in crash that killed 20 cattle

Both drivers are expected to survive a Thursday afternoon truck crash near Casper that killed 20 cattle.

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Guest opinion: Traffic safety: Only u can prevent TWD

Last year on Sept. 19, AT&T hosted the first ever “No Text on Board Pledge Day” — a nationwide event where drivers committed to never text while driving. To date, more than 2.5 million people have made the pledge and joined the movement to end TWD. The message is clear, simple and lifesa…

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St. Vincent Healthcare targets texting teens with distracted driving obstacle course

St. Vincent Healthcare targets texting teens with distracted driving obstacle course

Sadie Turner, a 17-year-old senior at Huntley Project, learned firsthand Wednesday something she may not have readily gleaned from a textbook.

September 04, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming committee drops one cell phone bill, tables another

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Senate Transportation Committee considered two bills Monday targeting cellphones and drivers — voting against one and asking the sponsor of the other to perform more research and return another day.

January 21, 2013 8:11 pmLoading…

Missoula ban on cellphone use by drivers, cyclists takes effect

MISSOULA — The Missoula ban on driving or cycling and talking on handheld cellphones is now the law.

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Gazette opinion: Law gives drivers reason to stay off phone

It’s been nearly two years since the Billings City Council banned city drivers from texting and other handheld cellphone use. Since then, several other Montana cities have enacted similar ordinances, including Butte, Helena, Great Falls and Anaconda.

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Survey: Youth engage in dangerous practice of texting, driving

Survey: Youth engage in dangerous practice of texting, driving

For the first time, the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey included questions about texting or emailing while driving.

July 09, 2012 12:05 am Video Photos

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Anti-texting app

Anti-texting app

Driver education student Garret Munson, 14, talks about the app he has on his smart phone that helps him avoid the pitfalls of texting and driving.  

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Anti-texting reminder

Anti-texting reminder

Madison Cicierski, 15, wears a "Txtng Kills" thumb ring while she drives with driver education instructor Don Casey in Billings. The ring is a reminder not to text and drive.

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Don Casey

Don Casey

Driver education instructor Don Casey tells student Madison Cicierski, 15, which way to go during a driving lesson.

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Garret Munson

Garret Munson

Driver education student Garret Munson, 14, talks about an app he has installeld on his phone to help stop him from texting while driving.  

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 Madison Cicierski

Madison Cicierski

Driver education student Madison Cicierski, 15, backs up while driving with instructor Don Casey in Billings.  

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Missoula City Council to consider ban on driving while talking on cellphone

Missoula City Council to consider ban on driving while talking on cellphone

MISSOULA -- The debate on banning driving while yakking on a cellphone looks ready to rear its head again in Missoula.

March 29, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Hamilton City Council to consider cellphone ban for drivers

HAMILTON -- Six Montana cities, including Billings, ban drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving. Thirty-five states prohibit texting and driving.

January 17, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Don't forget, No phoning while driving in city

A year after the city of Billings started enforcing restrictions on drivers’ cellphone use, evidence continues to mount on the risks of distracted driving.

November 04, 2011 12:10 amLoading…
Helena's proposed electronics ban will not apply to public-safety officers

Helena's proposed electronics ban will not apply to public-safety officers

HELENA -- If Helena's City Commission passes a proposed ordinance, public-safety officers such as sheriff's deputies will be exempt from the ban on mobile electronic devices, such as cellphones, while driving.

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Central students get hands-on look at dangers of texting, drinking while driving

Central students get hands-on look at dangers of texting, drinking while driving

While driving down a neighborhood street, Kelsie Weber looked down at her phone to fire off a text message. Soon after, a child ran out from the sidewalk toward the car’s passenger side.

September 28, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

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