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Bullock: Montana Has an App for That

Attorney General unveils new mobile application for drivers’ education

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock unveiled a practice drivers’ exam application for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch on Thursday. The free application — which is the first “app” to be introduced by the State of Montana — can be downloaded at Apple’s iTunes store or online (LINK).

The new application uses the advanced capabilities of touch-screen technology to allow users to prepare for Montana’s drivers’ exam while they are on the go. The application also provides licensed drivers with the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road.

“Most new drivers are tech-savvy young people, and that’s exactly who we had in mind when we developed this mobile application,” said Bullock. “This is a great example of how we’re using technology to make our roads safer.”

Although the iPhone is not yet available from Montana’s largest cell phone provider, the application works with the iPad and iTouch – devices popular with teens. The iPhone will likely be carried by Montana’s largest cell phone providers in the near future.

The drivers’ practice test application is the latest in a series of enhanced online services connecting Montanans with their Department of Justice. Especially popular are the online mapping service for the sexual or violent offender registry and Motor Vehicle Division’s new online appointment scheduling and vehicle registration renewal services, Bullock said.

The application was cooperatively developed and is supported by the Department of Justice, the Department of Administration, and Montana Interactive, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment provider NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

Helena-based Montana Interactive built, operates, and maintains the state’s eGovernment services that are available through the official website (www.mt.gov).

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