GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Homeowners in Greensboro are sick of seeing speeding drivers in their neighborhood.
A woman is fed up with the problems posted online about Pembroke Drive, the one road she wants police to watch.
The FOX8 crew spent Friday night on the streets watching hundreds of people drive well over the 30 mph speed limit.
One homeowner said there was a problem every night, especially on weekends.
Steele and her family hear the engine revving every night as they try to relax after a long day.
“I have a 13-year-old daughter whose bedroom is at the front of the house and the racing keeps her awake at night,” Steele said.
She said things had gotten worse over the past year and she felt like she was living on a racetrack.
“If you’ve ever been to a NASCAR race, they make their cars as loud as they can, and they drive here as fast as they can,” she said.
Many people drive through Pembroke Road to get to the Friendly Center just a few blocks away.
“I know it’s a highway and I know it goes through for a lot of people, but it’s a residential area and I have kids,” Steele said. “I have a granddaughter. I’m afraid someone will be hit by a car.”
Greensboro police are installing digital speed limit signs to slow drivers down, Steele said. they are temporary. When they are gone, the speeding starts again.
“People ran in my yard when I lived around the corner,” she said. “My neighbor cut down a tree.”
She wants to get something done before someone gets hurt.
“I think we need stronger police here,” she said. “Pull them over. Give them their tickets.”
This is a problem that members of the Greensboro City Council are aware of. Zach Matheny said he has received multiple speeding complaints in the area.
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