Speeders in Henrico neighborhood caught on camera

Posted at 11:09 PM, Mar 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-31 23:09:12-04

HENRICO, Va. -- Larry Pollard says in his Highland Springs neighborhood these 25 m.p.h. signs mean nothing to some drivers.

"It upsets me a lot. This is a residential area. Why speed? It's ridiculous," Pollard said.

He says years ago he and his neighbors took their concerns to the county, who then included Lee Avenue in a traffic calming program.

Then, signs alerting drivers of a $200 fine were posted, but Pollard says he and his neighbors still avoid walking on this street.

When Pollard reached out to CBS 6 News, we paid a visit to his Highland Springs neighborhood to check out the problem first hand.

We used a speed gun to see how fast cars were driving.

In a three-hour stretch, our cameras were rolling as nearly 20 cars appeared to be driving above the speed limit.

Patricia Brown said she believes there are more officers observing that area.

This week she got ticketed at the very intersection neighbors called us about.

She says the officer clocked her at 35 and now her pocket with that fine is about to be much lighter.

"When I turned over the ticket, I see $200 on the ticket plus eight dollar for every mile over the speed limit that you go. Then there's some service charge too -- this is ridiculous," Brown said.

Neighbors in the area say they are grateful to have seen an increased police presence in the past two weeks.

Pollard just hopes that will continue until speeders slow down in his neighborhood.