The police chief in Billings recently took some time with a local news station to point out the most common bad driving habits of Billings residents. His statements aren't so surprising, but given the number of injurious car accidents that happen throughout Montana each day, it doesn't hurt to reiterate.
Missoula is set to join other Montana cities in banning cell-phone use while driving. Texting while driving was already banned in the city in 2009, but starting on Dec. 5, the restriction will extend to any hand-held use of a cell phone while driving. The ordinance goes into effect for bicycles and motorcycles as well.