Speed Zapper: Somerset & Lincoln


BELLEVUE A Bellevue parent contacted the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper crew about a trouble spot near an elementary school.

She wrote that it's a known trouble spot, adding that a local police officer has written tickets but people haven't changed their habits.

"I sometimes get honked at for backing out of my own driveway because it slows them down," wrote Michelle DuBay.

When our crew stopped by the intersection of Somerset and Lincoln, it was clear that parents were concerned. Several adults stopped by to say "thank-you" for making it a point to be there. One parent said she moved to the neighborhood to be close to the school, but refused to let the neighborhood kids walk alone after the high speeds she witnessed.

"There have been times where I've walked and we've actually physically stopped in the road and they keep coming like they don't care," said Jenny Marachuda.

The speed limit along that stretch of road is 15 miles per hour during the early morning hours. A flashing light blinks to let driver know that kids could be crossing the street, but some of the people speeding were the same people dropping children off at the nearby school. Our top speeder was driving 10 miles per hour over the limit, but dropped a student off at Wake Robin Elementary School in Bellevue.


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