Speed Zapper: 90th Street

This weeks Speed Zapper report takes us to the section of 90th Street in Omaha between Center and Pacific.

Residents in the area are comparing it to a speedway, and want to make things safer.

It's a residential area.

Lee Rising, one resident, says most drivers don't seem to realize people live there.

"Hectic. It's like living on a racetrack, because of the fact that, well you say you see over 27,000 cars a day, and the control is not what it should be at all," says Rising.

We went to check it out with the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper.

The speed limit was 35.

We found speeds of up to 51.

It's not just the speed these residents are worried about, but also the size of vehicles coming in. Signs in the area say no trucks over six tons are allowed, but neighbors say they come in all the time anyway.

"Trucks are always coming down the street, and you can hear the whole house kind of rattles with the big trucks," says Mike McNichols, one resident.

Rising says the dangerous street right through the residential area is frustrating.

"You take your life in your hands trying to get in into the street before the traffic gets you in the rear end," he says.

In our report with a speed limit of 35, the average speed was 40, which is actually five miles per hour over the limit.

We clocked our highest speed at 51, which is 16 miles per hour over the limit. If you're ticketed, it will cost you big time, and more importantly, it's a speed that can kill someone if you hit them.

We sent findings to the police as well as the neighborhood.

If you'd like to submit a request for the WOWT 6 News Speed Zapper to visit your neighborhood, sen an email to sixonline@wowt.com

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