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West High students learn about the dangers of texting and driving

West High students learn about the dangers of texting and driving

Students from West High School navigate an obstacle course while texting and again while wearing goggles that simulate alcohol inebriation. The course was set up by St. Vincent Healthcare Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach program.

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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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Texting and driving

Texting and driving

St. Vincent Healthcare Trauma Outreach Educator Chuck Bratsky observes as Huntley Project sophomore Dustin Oblenber drives a golf cart through an obstacle course while texting a message Wednesday. It was part of an exercise designed to demonstrate how distracting texting can be to a driver.

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Gazette opinion: Texting, cellphone use puts young drivers at risk

There are some encouraging results in the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey but also areas of significant concern.

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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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Former Hamilton High School teacher sentenced for relationship with student

HAMILTON - A former Hamilton High School teacher charged with felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor sexual assault was sentenced Wednesday.

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Helena commissioners vote to ban mobile devices while driving

HELENA — Helena city commissioners have voted in favor of an ordinance that would prohibit the use of either hands-free or handheld electronic devices -- including cellphones, pagers and laptops -- while operating a vehicle.

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Texts, tweets part of service

Texts, tweets part of service

The billboard on Main Street in the Billings Heights reads: “IF YOU COULD TXT GOD ONE QUESTION.”

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Montana Senate rejects texting while driving ban

HELENA — A bill to make texting while driving illegal in Montana has failed to pass the state Senate.

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Ban on texting while driving becomes law

CHEYENNE — Motorists in Wyoming will have to put their cell phones and electronic messaging devices away starting today, as a new statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect.

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Wyoming ban on texting while driving takes effect

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It's time for Wyoming drivers to stop texting behind the wheel or risk legal consequences.

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Texting while driving is dangerous to all

I am a fifth-grader at St. Francis. I would like to draw the attention of teenagers around the world to stop texting and talking on their phones while driving.

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Ban on driver texting OK’d

CHEYENNE — Despite some last-minute maneuvers in the state House of Representatives, a statewide ban on texting while driving appears set to become law.

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House moves texting ban

A bill that would ban texting while driving passed another legislative hurdle, though not before legislators exempted emergency workers.

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Texting DUI driver who hit house pleads guilty

Texting DUI driver who hit house pleads guilty

A man who was driving drunk and texting on a cell phone when he lost control of his car at 2:30 a.m. and crashed into a house pleaded guilty Thursday in District Court.

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Texting, Skyping grannies and grandpas

Texting, Skyping grannies and grandpas

No one can say Sylvia Parman is behind the times. The 76-year-old great-grandmother text messaged her children and grandchildren so many times in June that she exceeded her 250-message monthly limit.

August 08, 2009 1:00 am Photos

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