Speed Zapper: 36th & Blackhawk


Neighbors at 36th and Blackhawk in Bellevue say speeding is out of control on both streets.

For Nicole Allison, living nearby comes with some risks.

A simple walk around the neighborhood is a nerve-wracking challenge.

"I'm raising two daughters, so I'm definitely afraid if people are speeding," she says.

Allison and many of her neighbors say drivers just flat out ignore the posted speed limit.

"It's disturbing," says Allison.

We put the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper to work and saw what she was talking about.

On 36th Street, the speed limit was 35, but we caught people going as high as 45.

Neighbors say speeding on Blackhawk is dangerous too.

About a block over from 36th Street on Blackhawk, there's a big red stop sign, but neighbors say no one is actually stopping. They say they're rolling right through and keeping their high speeds.

"Yeah, the kids, they don't get out in the street, but yet, it's a small family neighborhood," says Kevin Planck, who frequently visits his brother in the neighborhood.

So with a speed limit of 35 on 36th Street, the average was 34.

However, the highest speed was 45, which is 10 miles per hour over the limit.

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


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