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Bozeman Police investigate stoplight, pedestrian violations downtown

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 18:49:33-04

BOZEMAN – Last week, we brought you a report about the number of stoplight violations that happen in downtown Bozeman with shocking results.

While it isn’t the same every day, Bozeman police say there are many who run or speed through town and others who disobey crosswalk rules on foot.

So Sgt. Travis Munter said he looked into it too.

Munter said he stationed himself at the intersection of Willson and Main Street for 35 minutes on Tuesday to keep track.

During that time, he said he counted two red light violations and 29 pedestrians crossing the street when they weren’t supposed to.

He did the same Monday, counting one red light violation and 39 pedestrians.

Sgt. Munter said all of these are safety concerns that need to be on the minds of everyone.

“It’s important that, again, we all do our part in keeping ourselves safe, as well as keeping everybody else safe at the same time, so pedestrians keeping themselves safe and motorists watching out for pedestrians and following the traffic laws,” he said.

Sgt. Munter said he kept track of several other intersections throughout both days and added that he also saw bicyclists on sidewalks and others on their cellphones, both violations.

Reporting by Cody Boyer for MTN News