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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - This See, Click, Fix report takes us to 4 Mile Creek Road in south Charlotte.
The posted speed limit is 25 mph. But residents like Kermit Humpfrey, who walk this neighborhood, say not everyone is following the law.
"I don't have but one chance and [drivers] have more than one chance," Kermit says laughing. "I don't want to get hit."
Gail Isabel, who is also a resident, adds, "Most people probably go 35 or faster."
To see for myself, I went to the neighborhood armed with my own radar gun. We clocked drivers going 34 mph to as high as 40 mph.
The See, Click, Fix post we received at wbtv.com says, "...it's only a matter of time before a child is struck and killed by speeding drivers..."
We took to their concern to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and quickly found out something can be done.
"Each response area commander has a traffic officer assigned to them. And they are normally the people that handle speeding complaints," says Captain Roderick Golding in charge of the South Division.
Captain Golding receives each complaint that comes in. They have multiple options on how to handle problem, including physically putting an officer on 4 Mile Creek Road to watch for speeders.
All a resident has to do is file the complaint. But in this case it's already taken care of. "We can take the information you have," says Golding, who added an officer will be out patrolling 4 Mile Creek Road as early as this week.
If you have a traffic related issue in your neighborhood you want to report call CMPD at 704-544-4835.