‘Dozens in one hour:’ Bozeman drivers run stoplights, police warn of dangers

when it comes to driving in downtown Bozeman people like to run red lights yeah it's a problem that's extremely dangerous for both the drivers and anyone trying to cross the street empty hands Cody Boyer went downtown to check it out for himself you're putting a lot of things at risk by pushing the lights instead of preparing to stop for many it's common sense red means stop others like Greg Lynn who walks through downtown Bozeman daily see others who simply keep going more people need to pay attention I don't know if they're just on their cell phones or they don't see anyone around and they just decide to go please say it is a fairly common offense to see but that does not make it any less illegal so I wanted to try to see what would happen if I were to stay here safe at this intersection of Wilson and Main Street for about an hour see how many tallies we get the weight was not a long one in the first five minutes I'm at six people running stoplights and that's that's pretty good within the next 15 minutes I counted nearly two dozen more several drivers waited several seconds beyond the red to make left turns and intersections others well they were a bit more understandable that one doesn't count a lot of people think yellow is such speed up and go through but you really need to have time to react and to the stop that's coming up and understanding that when your light turns red that means the other way turns green as I continued County police say the penalties can be fierce but it goes beyond the ticket pedestrians have to keep their eyes open too we need to be paying attention as pedestrians as well and making sure that that cut you know you're looking up the road looking across the street don't just blindly cross the street we're going to be out here for an hour but just an exactly half an hour in that time I have tallied 38 people running the stoplight here in town good reminder to watch out in Bozeman Cody Boyer MTN news up next

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