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Residents on southeast side concerned over speed drivers

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Posted at 10:32 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 23:21:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Some people living on the southeast side of Indianapolis say speeding drivers are putting them in danger and want them to slow down.

Eddie Hager lives on South Pasadena Street a curvy road off Southeastern Avenue and says drivers are going too fast, making it dangerous for people.

"There was a car that went off into my yard crossed over to the neighbor’s yard, missed the fire hydrant jumped the neighbor’s driveway, went airborne and hit the city culvert," Hager said.

Hager says people who live in a nearby development use the street as a bypass to go to the highway.

Parents taking their kids to school are driving too fast and treating the residential street as a highway, Ed Newell said, who also lives on Pasadena Street.

"When kids are out here playing they can run out from behind a car at any time and everybody knows what can happen with that," Newell said.

Hager created a petition for safety upgrades, like striping the edges and middle of the road.

The City of Indianapolis lowered the speed limit and added warning signs about the "S" shaped turns. Residents say it isn't helping.

RTV6 will follow up with the city during business hours this week to find out what else can be done to help make the roads safer.

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