|Published:||May 26, 2010 11:59 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 26, 2010 7:41 PM EDT|
Cape Coral, Fla - A Cape Coral neighborhood is on a mission.
They are petitioning the city to lower the speed limit on Gleason Parkway because of safety concerns.
Specifically, Gleason Parkway between Santa Barbara and Chiquita Boulevards.
People living on Gleason Parkway are evening signing a petition to get show it has serious support.
There's hundreds of signatures.
People want the speed limit which is 40 to be lowered.
They say there's been too many accidents and it's dangerous.
"I'm in fear of my life," said one resident.
"Someone is going to get hurt if they don't do anything about this," said Elsa Shutzman, who lives on Gleason Parkway.
People living on Gleason Parkway say speeders are a constant problem.
"It's like I live on the expressway instead of a residential neighborhood," a resident said.
"Traffic is horrendous. Nobody is paying attention to the speed limit," said Ingrid Wojceichowski, who lives on Gleason Parkway.
The speed limit is 40 miles per hour, but neighbors say the majority of drivers race beyond that.
"Over fifty. fifty-five to sixty," Wojceichowski said about how fast people drive.
"Total disregard for the speed limit. We've waved at them and told them to please slow down. They don't," Shutzman said.
WINK News put it to the test.
We got out our radar gun and clocked drivers going 53 mph and 49mph.
Both above the speed limit.
Some people were obeying the speed limit, but with many people ignoring it, neighbors want the speed limit lowered to 35 miles per hour on Gleason.
But will it make a difference?
These people say yes.
"Cars drive at least 7miles over the speed limit, so if you have the speed limit at 35, you figure 7 miles over that is 42. Which is what they should be doing," Wojceichowski said.
Neighbors are so determined, their petition to city council to lower the limit is picking up speed.
People are angry.
"There is not one family that is happy with the situation here," said Wojceichowski.
Other parts of Gleason Parkway area already at 35mph, so if the speed limit in this area is lowered, the entire street with be the same.
The speed limit reduction does have support from city council, who is expected to vote on it in the coming weeks.