Neighbors in Cape Coral happy speeding complaints going to council

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Neighbors in Cape Coral will soon have the power to put drivers on speeding notice. It comes as a relief to those who live along a stretch of road, where they say speeders are especially prevalent.

The City of Cape Coral announced the public will be able to make complaints to the city that will go directly to council members for review.

”We don’t mind speaking out,” neighbor Jimmy Diaz said.

Diaz and other neighbors along SE 8th Street say drivers are often going 30 mph over the speed limit.

“You just kind of sit there and watch them go,” Diaz said. “We live here, and you’re racing down the street on a daily.”

This area is also busy with kids on their bikes, walking from their bus stops and playing. But like many streets in Cape Coral, there are no sidewalks along this roadway. Even with a new speed limit cap, some parents want more protection.

”It seems like nobody cares,” Diaz said. “Nobody respects it until another kid gets hit.”

Tire marks are seen on a grass shoulder along SE 8th Street in Cape Coral, where neighbors say speeders are a nuisance. Credit: WINK News.

Diaz said it’s a cause close to the hearts of many.

“We get it; that you’re going to work,” Diaz said. “And you don’t want to be late, but it’s okay to just slow down; you know?”

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