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Bonner Dr. residents worried about speeders

Posted: 1:40 PM, Apr 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-02 14:40:18-04

Speeders in a quiet neighborhood on the city’s south side have many nearby residents worried.

Those who live on Bonner Drive, just off of Everhart Road, say speeders have been a big concern for people in the area lately.

KRIS 6 spoke to one nearby resident who walks her daughter to school every morning. She said every day, people are traveling at dangerous speeds.

"This is a very quiet, nice neighborhood," the resident said. "You wouldn’t think that people would be barreling through here at such high rates of speed."

Unfortunately, drivers are barreling through Bonner Drive. The posted speed limit is 30 mph, but one nearby resident said speeders travel about 40-50 mph.

For the resident who walks her daughter to school every morning, it’s a major cause for safety concerns, something her daughter even pointed out.

"They’re scary because I feel like I’m going to get hit," her daughter said. "She is always like clinging to me tightly when we’re walking around here," her mother said.

They aren’t the only ones worried about their safety. Frank Thomas has lived on Bonner Drive for two years, and he has four kids of his own. He makes sure his kids play in the backyard, far away from the dangers of speeders. But if his kids want to play at the park just across the street, they will walk over together.

"You just got to watch it," Thomas said. "You got to watch pulling in, pulling out of your driveway, and walking your kids to the park. Just be careful."

KRIS 6 contacted the police department who said anyone with concerns about speeders can send an email to saferoadsforcc@cctexas.com

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