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Billings Approves Cell Phone Ban While Driving

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Billings City Council has approved an ordinance that will make it illegal to talk or text on your cell phone while driving in the city.

The council on Monday gave final approval to the city's distracted driving ordinance, which bans the use of cell phones while driving unless using a hands-free device. The ban also applies to people riding motorcycles, four-wheelers or bicycles.

There are some exemptions, including for people reporting or responding to emergencies. The ban takes effect on Oct. 31.

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