Montana residents are likely to have seen at least one driver use a cellphone irresponsibly. While texting may seem benign, statistics have proven that driving while distracted is very often injurious and even deadly. Forty percent of teenagers in America said that they had been in a vehicle when a driver placed others in danger by using a cellphone, according to one study. Moreover, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2010, distracted driving, which includes texting, caused 18 percent of all fatal crashes and crashes that caused injury.
It seems that no students were seriously hurt in a two-vehicle crash outside of Bozeman, Montana that left the driver of one vehicle seriously injured. The car accident occurred when the driver of a sedan careened into the back of a chartered bus carrying a large number of area students.
County officials have realized that real dangers exist at an intersection in Bozeman, Montana. In the past few years, many serious accidents have occurred at this location. Most recently, a car transporting two people collided with a dump truck, leaving the two people in recovery at a local hospital. In July 2012, a woman from out of state neglected to stop at a stop sign and hit an oncoming vehicle, resulting in her own death.