Speed Zapper: 65th & Sorensen

Another Speed Zapper request took WOWT 6 News to 65th and Sorensen.

Turning from 65th Street to a busy road like Sorensen isn't easy, especially when you never know who could be speeding toward you as you enter.

"When the light turns green for me to go south, I don't dash out there no more," says Charles Corbin, one neighbor.

Charles Corbin has had enough of the speeding.

"I've almost gotten hit several times, either going that way or coming back, and it just don't make any sense because there's a lot of people who live over here who have to come back and forth out of there," he says.

We checked it out with the speed zapper.

That day, many were slowing down because of ice on the roads.

However, it didn't stop everyone.

The speed limit there is 40 miles per hour.

In the short time we were there, we saw speeds of up to 51.

With a high school right next door, and kids in the neighborhood, Chris McFarland, another neighbor, wants drivers to watch out.

"I don't want to come out to go somewhere someday and there's a fire truck blocking the intersection because someone wanted to try and beat a red light," he says.

Corbin is asking for help.

"What can you do? You can't follow those people. What could I do at 81 years old? I couldn't even whip cream," Corbin says.

In our study, with a speed limit of 40 miles per hour, we found the average speed was 39, which is safe.

However, the highest speed was 51, which is 11 miles over the limit, and way too fast if you're about to t-bone someone entering from 65th.

The results have been sent to the neighborhood and the police department.

If you would like to submit a request for a Speed Zapper report in your neighborhood, email sixonline@wowt.com


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