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Fort Collins mother says a number of careless drivers run stop signs near son's elementary school

Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 20:41:50-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins mother says stop-sign runners near her son's school are creating a dangerous environment, and something needs to be done.

Carina Kutch grew up in Fort Collins, and now she's raising her children here, but she says the neighborhood had changed from when she was a kid.

"It's gotten worse. I don't know if it's increased traffic and population or just lack of regard for basic traffic laws," Kutch said.

After almost getting hit by a car at the intersection of Lochwood and Springwood, which is near her son's school, Kutch says she decided to take video on her phone to show cars running the stop signs.

"People don't stop! They'll either just kind of slow down and then go through as if it were a yield sign," she said.

One mom, who was picking up her child from school, told Denver7
her son was almost hit at the same intersection.

Kutch says she has already reported several incidents to the Fort Collins Police Department and Shepardson Elementary School staff to raise awareness before someone gets hurt.

Fort Collins police say anyone who wants to report similar incidents should contact their traffic hotline, 970-221-6842, for the traffic unit to investigate.