I know I am not the only one who has seen this happen many times

Look I am not a policeman, I'm not out to find those that break the law, but I see it way too many times. I'll give you an example, I'm at the intersection waiting for the light to turn green. Driving defensively all these years has taught me to hold off just for a second once it's my turn to proceed because sure enough there is always one or sometimes two cars that blatantly go barreling through a red light. I always find myself cringing, hoping that I'm not going to witness a deadly accident because of their selfish actions.

That's exactly what it is too, a selfish act

I get it, sometimes we are running late to work, or wherever, but a hurried dumb move just to save 30 or 40 seconds is not worth jeopardizing the lives of innocent people, including yourself. I'm not perfect at all, I have come across a situation where I have found myself driving over the speed limit, and the light has turned yellow, do I slam on the brakes and hope no one behind crashes into me, or do I run the intersection?

Is Bismarck/Mandan seeing more motorists getting pulled over?

The answer to that is "No". According to kfyrtv.com "10 people wrote to Bismarck police complaining specifically of red-light runners in the 2021 citizen survey. Still, the preliminary numbers for 2021 show that citations for red lights are down about 1.5% from historical averages" The Bismarck police also went on to say that their numbers were down last year due to COVID, not as much traffic because of that. Try not and find out the painful way that nothing is ever worth running a red light.


 

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