It’s Getting Out Of Hand: How Can Bozeman Fix This Big Problem?
Bozeman has a big problem right now. In fact, Bozeman has a lot of problems.
We've all heard complaints about the cost of housing in Bozeman, and many businesses are struggling to find employees due to the workforce shortage. Unfortunately, those problems are just the tip of the iceberg.
Bozeman also has a huge problem with bad drivers, which only seems to be worsening. In the past month, two bicyclists were hit by vehicles. In September, a 75-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Huffine Lane.
On Tuesday, October 4, Kelly Fulton, a Bozeman High School teacher, was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle on his way to work. He was hospitalized and later died from his injuries.
Bozeman's problem with distracted and inattentive drivers is getting out of hand. Personally, I've almost been hit multiple times while trying to cross the street at a crosswalk. It seems that the problem keeps getting worse as Bozeman continues to grow.
Several crosswalks on side streets in Bozeman are unmarked. In my opinion, all crosswalks should be marked with flashing lights or something to help drivers know that pedestrians are waiting to cross.
Another major factor is that many drivers don't adhere to basic traffic laws. The number of people running stop signs and stop lights are astronomical. Does the Bozeman Police Department need to expand its traffic division so that there's more of a presence on the streets? What can be done to fix the problem?
If something isn't done soon, more people are going to get injured or even killed. If you have any ideas, we'd love to hear them. Send us an App Chat on our station app.