CLEARWATER, Fla. - A Spectrum Bay News 9 viewer in Clearwater says speeding drivers are causing big problems along one busy street.
The road in question, according to Sarah Woodward, is Myrtle Avenue.
“Spend less than an hour to see how bad it is,” she said. “The road is not very wide across either, and you can barely squeeze two cars at the same time."
Along Myrtle Avenue between Clearwater Road and Belleair Road, the speed limit changes from 35 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour.
With speeds far exceeding that, Woodward is worried about the safety of workers nearby.
"I know there is a contractor surveying to put in sewer pipes, and I have seen vehicles speed by them within mere inches."
Myrtle Avenue is a main north-south artery for the city of Clearwater. Real Time Traffic Expert Chuck Henson asked Clearwater Police spokesman Rob Shaw about enforcement efforts.
"Traffic safety is one of the most important issues we have in our community. So I know in that case we have sent officers out to that site to kind of keep an eye on things,” he said.
While Clearwater police are happy to respond to any public concern for traffic safety, Shaw said the information we give them needs to be detail oriented and not just a generic complaint.
"One of the things that we ask people when they call in for a complaint or write in with a complaint is when are you seeing the problem? Because sometimes it's a rush hour thing,” he said. “Sometimes it's an overnight thing. We always want to try to narrow that window as to when it's the worst problem.”
Keep in mind even on the low end, a speeding ticket is over $100 fine and three points on your license.