Bill Being Drafted Would Ban Cellphone Use in Vehicle
A bill being drafted by a Billings legislator would ban cellphone use while driving in Montana.
Most major cities in Montana have enacted bans on talking and texting while driving.
According to the Montana Department of Transportation, approximately 63 percent of Montanans already live in areas that ban cellphone use while behind the wheel.
Democratic Rep. Virginia Court, of Billings, is drafting legislation that bans using a hand-held electronic device while driving on a highway, including while being stopped temporarily at a stop sign or light.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ywKhJH ) that cellphone violations won't show up on a driver's record and insurance companies can't hold the violation against the insured driver.