Zapping on Military - We Have a New Record

The Speed Zapper is aiming at Military Avenue with a tragic history that has failed to slow the speeders.

It’s clearly marked with a speed limit of 35 miles-per-hour as it runs downhill through a residential area.

Leah Derry has two kids she keeps very close when they're outside. She says many drivers aren't as careful.

The stretch of road in question is dangerous. Fifteen-years-ago Freddie Kellum Jr. crossed the street to go to the park. He was hit by a car and killed.

As a result, the city installed a stoplight to make things safer.

“But when the stoplight is not in use, there's no one passing,” Leah said. “People fly by."

The stretch of road on our radar was in a work zone when we set up the Speed Zapper and we still found a record-setter out there, registering 67 miles-per-hour in a 35 zone.

Military runs right along St. Bernard's Catholic School and the speeds are alarming to principal Mark Zulkoski.

“We're sending reminders to parents and neighbors about trying to adhere to the speed limits because sometimes we do have kids that don't quite follow the rules and cross where they shouldn't cross," he said.

The average speed we clocked was 36. The highest was that 67, nearly twice the speed limit.


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