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Catoosa Parents Concerned About Speeding Traffic On Neighborhood Street

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In the evenings, neighborhood roads are filled with kids riding bikes and playing soccer while cars are zooming by. In the evenings, neighborhood roads are filled with kids riding bikes and playing soccer while cars are zooming by.
The Rolling Hills neighborhood has cars rolling very fast down the streets while kids are playing outside. The Rolling Hills neighborhood has cars rolling very fast down the streets while kids are playing outside.
"All the time, people fly down this road," said parent Bill Zimmerman. "All the time, people fly down this road," said parent Bill Zimmerman.
CATOOSA, Oklahoma -

Some parents in Catoosa are fed up with drivers speeding down neighborhood streets. They're now asking the city council to make conditions safer for their children.

The Rolling Hills neighborhood has cars rolling very fast down the streets while kids are playing outside.

A Catoosa city councilor is now trying to crack down on speeding in neighborhoods.

School is back in session in Catoosa, but that doesn't stop the kiddos from playing in the streets. In the evenings, neighborhood roads are filled with kids riding bikes and playing soccer while cars are zooming by.

"All the time, people fly down this road," said parent Bill Zimmerman.

He said even though the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, some drivers don't obey the law.

"We yell at them. It doesn't matter. They just keep going," Zimmerman said.

City Councilor Fred Williams lives in the neighborhood and said many of his neighbors have complained about the speeding. He is now suggesting the city drop the speed limit from 25 to 15.

"They just fly up and down this road and half the time they don't stop at the stop sign," Williams said.

Even though a sign in the neighborhood clearly says "Children at play," residents say the problem with the road is it's long, straight and doesn't have anything to help slow down cars.

"If speed bumps were put in, it would probably help out a lot more," Zimmerman said.

"We tried to get speed bumps out here, but the storm water person said no, because it would affect the way the water runs."

The speeding is so bad, one mother has created a rule for her kids when they're outside.

"We live on a cul-de-sac and they have a rule--we can play on the whole cul-de-sac, no going past the stop sign," Kristin Dillon said.

Residents say they do see police patrolling the area, and the assistant police chief tells us officers try to monitor speeding in all city neighborhoods.

"They are out here. They just can't be out here all the time," Dillon said.

"The police do patrol through here. All we have to do is ask them and they come through," Williams said.

The police chief and city attorney are expected to address the council about changing the neighborhood speed limit on Monday.

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