There are no statewide bans on distracted driving in Montana at the moment. Although distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, the state hasn't been able to enact a law that would prohibit drivers from engaging in activities that create distractions and lead to car accidents. Montana is one of the few states where texting and talking on the phone while driving is not illegal.
However, while there are no statewide bans, there are certain cities across the state that have enacted bans on distracted driving. That is the case with the city of Bozeman, where a ban on all cell phone use for all drivers was put into effect in January 2012. Drivers who break this law are faced with a $100 fine.
In addition to Bozeman, there are texting bans in Butte, Helena, Whitefish, Billings, and Missoula.
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