Residents in Northwest Omaha neighborhood...

Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 00:09:11-04

Parents who live on a busy stretch of road in a Benson neighborhood believe led-foot drivers are putting their children at risk.

Many think a speed bump on 67th Avenue and is the answer but the city has put the brakes on their plan.

“I've seen so many times where these guys are going so fast and almost hit the other people going to a stop sign,” said Kelly Szurpicki.

It’s these speeders that has Szurpicki upset. She’s lived along the street for over 6-years and is worried for the safety of her 2-year-old son.

“He has a little truck I like to push him around in and I don't feel comfortable even sitting in the drive way doing the chalk and bubbles because I see kids on the road and cars just fly by and they don't stop ever-and it's scary,” said Szurpicki.

Down the street from Szurpicki is Sara Morgan, a life-time resident of the area. Morgan thinks something should be done about the speedy drivers.

“I think a speed bump would help, something to slow them down because if you hit those-you be bumping,” said Morgan.

KMTV reached out to the city on why there hasn’t been a speed bump installed.

They said there has to be 66-percent approval of the property owners, 85-percent of the vehicles’ speed must be greater than 30-miles per hour and there needs to be more than 1,000 vehicles on that road everyday.

The city did a study on this stretch of road and said the street didn’t meet some to these standards.

But for Szurpicki, those standards are too high to calm her fears about these high-speed drivers, “I'm scared for my son and I'm scared for the other kids.”