Speed Zapper: 132nd & Miami


Following requests from viewers, our WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper report took us to 132nd and Miami this week. Our speed zapper caught someone going more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, demonstrating why neighbors are so concerned.

Miami sits at the top of a hill on 132nd Street, with a stoplight at the bottom. The speed limit is clearly marked 40 miles per hour, but neighbors say some drivers don't seem to notice when starting and stopping at the light.

John Lee of Omaha said, "If you're trying to get onto 132nd, if you're not very careful, somebody coming over that hill that's not going the speed limit is going to be right on your tail before you get out."

Prior to our news unit even getting out the Speed Zapper, we noticed speeding just by driving through the area. Alex Hassel set his cruise control at 40 miles per hour and said several cars whizzed past him.

Alex then set up at the top of the hill to put the Speed Zapper to work. Of course, there were plenty of cars obeying the law, but we clocked one car at 52 miles per hour and another at 66.

Elizabeth Thompson lives in the area. She said, "Oh well I think it's fairly dangerous since we're a residential area."

The final tally for 132nd and Miami showed the majority of drivers do seem to be cautios, the average speed was 35 miles per hour.


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