Missoula Latest City to Consider Cellphone Ban


Missoula, Mont., is the latest community to consider the ban of cellphones behind the wheel.

The Missoula City Council is expected to take public testimony later this morning on an ordinance that allows only hands-free devices. Oregon and Washington already ban cellphone use while driving. Earlier this year, Idaho instituted a ban of texting while driving.

But the Missoulian reports that at least one Missoula councilman is pushing back against the cellphone ban, saying there are countless other distractions while driving.

"That means banning my mother-in-law from riding with me, so I don't have to converse with her," said Missoula Councilman Jon Wilkins.