VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Residents in a Virginia Beach neighborhood are fed up.
They say drivers zoom through, putting their children in danger.
Residents tell 10 On Your Side the increase in traffic are drivers cutting through the Hunt Club Farm neighborhood to pass between Nimmo Parkway and London Bridge Road.
Jared Cox has lived in the Hunt Club neighborhood for about a year; he said he loves the neighborhood, with one exception.
“It’s only a matter of time before a child gets hit by a car,” said Cox. “The speeding is just nonstop. It’s really bad during the morning rush hour and the evening coming home. People cut through the neighborhood from London Bridge to Nimmo Parkway.”
The speed limit through this residential area is listed at 25 miles per hour. Jared claims drivers push that limit every day.
“it’s not hard to stick to 25 miles an hour or below it. It’s not like you’re saving anytime by going through the neighborhood at a fast speed,” Cox said.
“I have three children right now. I have a 16-year-old I had to pull off a skateboard that got ran over by a car because how fast they were going. Flying around a turn without even thinking there could be a child riding a bike or a skateboard.”
Jared showed 10 On Your Side his Nextdoor app, where the community continues to complain
“People are seeing 50 miles an hour plus in this neighborhood,” he showed on his cell phone.
For the sake of the children he wants to see a change.
“I would like to see speed bumps or maybe some police presence in the neighborhood to slow down some traffic,” Cox said.