If you've spent time in the downtown Bozeman area, you've most likely crossed a few crosswalks and have almost been run over.

This seems to be a growing problem in Bozeman. Drivers don't pay attention and pedestrians have to wait for cars to pass when it should be the other way around. After all, pedestrians DO have the right away.

On Main Street, there are signals at crosswalks to help with the flow of both pedestrian and automobile traffic. On side streets like Babcock and Mendenhall, those looking to cross the street are left to fend for themselves.

As the Moose recently found out, many drivers in Bozeman need to take a refresher course in common courtesy. If there is someone standing on a street corner, it's a pretty good indicator that they are planning to cross the street. Please be courteous and mindful of pedestrians.

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