City of Helena, Montana, USA, Blog of Former Commissioner Elsaesser
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Distracted Driving in Helena: Tickets Issued Since January 2011
Following this article about Missoula's enforcement of their distracted driving ordinance (cell phone bans), I have been asked about Helena's enforcement of the ordinance we passed in December of 2011. Here are the numbers as of yesterday, October 23, 2013, courtesy of Helena's Assistant Police Chief via Commissioner Ellison:
January 1, 2012 - present 981 citations = Fines of $45,874
January 1, 2013 - present 610 citations = Fines of $31,420
It is my understanding that there were a couple hundred warning issued when the law first went into effect that are not reflected in total above.