Texting While Driving
When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.
Texting while driving in Montana is dangerous, but not illegal.
Both drivers are expected to survive a Thursday afternoon truck crash near Casper that killed 20 cattle.
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…
Sadie Turner, a 17-year-old senior at Huntley Project, learned firsthand Wednesday something she may not have readily gleaned from a textbook.
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.
MISSOULA — The Missoula ban on driving or cycling and talking on handheld cellphones is now the law.
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.
For the first time, the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey included questions about texting or emailing while driving.
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.
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.
Driver education instructor Don Casey tells student Madison Cicierski, 15, which way to go during a driving lesson.
Driver education student Garret Munson, 14, talks about an app he has installeld on his phone to help stop him from texting while driving.
Driver education student Madison Cicierski, 15, backs up while driving with instructor Don Casey in Billings.
MISSOULA -- The debate on banning driving while yakking on a cellphone looks ready to rear its head again in Missoula.
HAMILTON -- Six Montana cities, including Billings, ban drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving. Thirty-five states prohibit texting and driving.
A year after the city of Billings started enforcing restrictions on drivers’ cellphone use, evidence continues to mount on the risks of distracted driving.
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.
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.
Some 300 tickets and citations have been issued for improper cellphone use since the Billings City Council banned cellphone texting and talking while driving last year.