Speed Zapper: 60th From L to Q

Our latest Speed Zapper request takes us to a stretch of 60th Street between L & Q Streets.

It runs through a residential area.

It's only about a half a mile long with a 35 mile per hour speed limit, but a neighbor, Mallie Hurlbutt, says drivers don't waste any time racing through. "I think they're going 55-60 miles an hour on a busy day," he says.

Hurlbutt has a whole list of stories about these speeds causing accidents. "There ain't nothing I can do about it. They're in a hurry to get to work," he says.

We put the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper to work.

We got one speeder going 53, who actually came back and screamed obscenities at us for catching him.

Lisa Ceballos, a neighbor, says it's drivers like those who make her worry.

"I think it's kind of outrageous because if I have my kids walking down the street, or one of their balls rolls down the street or something, and they run out there to get it, then they're likely to get hit it, because these people are going to fast to brake."

In our short traffic study, the average speed we found was 38, which is a little over the limit.

Again, the highest speed was 53.

We've sent the results to the neighborhood and the Omaha Police Department.

If you would like to request for Alex and the Speed Zapper to visit your neighborhood, email sixonline@wowt.com

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