Speed Zapper: Twin City & Renner In Council Bluffs

The people who live around Twin City and Renner in Council Bluffs are convinced it's not the safest place in town.

In fact, Theora Stukey thinks it's downright dangerous. "They just use it like a racetrack really," she says.

Stukey says drivers are always rushing to and from the four-way stop.

“It’s a straight shot practically from the front of Twin City to the back," she says.

WOWT 6 News used its speed zapper to see just how fast drivers are going. There were plenty who followed the 25 miles per hour speed limit; however, we found several traveling much faster at speeds like 36 miles per hour.

So much speeding is a big concern for many in this neighborhood, especially when it’s happening right next to Kreft Primary School.

Julie Shoemake, another neighbor, fears the worst. “It’s scary, especially with the little kids around in the neighborhood here,” she says.

The school and neighborhood watch are working hard to keep kids safe, but neighbors say drivers still have to do their part.

There is room for improvement.

Our final tally shows the average speed was 25 miles per hour. However, the highest speed we clocked was 36 miles per hour.

While it may not seem like much, remember: two-thirds of all injury and fatal crashes happen in speed zones of 30 miles per hour or less.


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