Speed Zapper: 67th & Spencer

OMAHA A family fed up with speeding in their neighborhood turned to WOWT 6 News for help. The corner of 67th and Spencer is full of speeders, but it's also home to dozens of families with school-age children making for a dangerous situation.

The WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper recently spent the morning tracking speeds.

Throughout the morning children were walking on both streets as they prepared to head to school, but drivers were caught on camera regularly speeding.

One woman was so upset after being caught driving 11 miles per hour above the speed limit that she returned to flip off reporter Matthew Smith before driving away going 41 miles per hour. That's 16 miles per hour above the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

Patty Rogers, a grandmother of a young girl who regularly plays on the street, said that the speeding has gotten out of hand. Rogers has complained about speeding to police, however, she said that drivers seem to slowdown for the day when police track speeds in her neighborhood. Once police leave the speeders return.

"They just fly right through," said Rogers pointing to the stop signs. "They don't even slowdown!"

Rogers told WOWT 6 News that if speeding isn't bad enough, it simply doesn't appear like people are willing to stop at the posted stop signs on her street. According to her, it's gotten so bad that parents can't even let children play in the neighborhood unless they're outside with them.

"The kids across the street aren't even allowed to be on their bikes until after 6 p.m. When all the traffic has gone by," said Rogers.


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