Speed Zapper: 52nd & Ames

Another Speed Zapper request took WOWT 6 News to a stretch of 52nd Street between Ames and Northwest Radial Highway.

With high speeds and three schools along the route, some neighbors fear the worst.

On the route, you'll find Fontenelle Elementary, Monroe Middle School. Benson High School, and lots of kids.

The speed limit is 30, and drops to 25 during school.

Chris Bonacci lives nearby, and says many drivers go a lot faster than that.

He has seen plenty of accidents.

"So far, I haven't seen any kids get hit yet, but that's a possibility I suppose, more accidents. I just don't want to see anybody get killed out here," he says.

It didn't take long for the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper to confirm what Bonacci told us.

The majority of speeds we saw were above 30 miles per hour. What concerns many neighbors is these speeds continue even when school lets out and the speed limit drops to 25.

Neighbors like Denny Baty have had enough.

"It's stupid! It's absolutely stupid that people are driving that fast," he says.

Bonacci says he'd like to see a little more enforcement.

"Maybe see a cop out here once in a while stopping somebody in the street. I've never seen anybody stopped in the street for speeding, and I've lived here for two years now," he says.

In our results, the average speed was 35 miles per hour, which is five over the posted limit, and ten over the school limit.

The fastest speed was 47, which was 17 miles over.

Our results were sent to the neighborhood and the Omaha Police.


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