Thursday, March 31, 2005
That's Just Wrong: Fast Drivers
Calm and quiet. That's how one local couple used to describe their neighborhood. But tonight, they say the peace has been disrupted by some very loud and very fast drivers. In fact, they say it's so bad their infant son can't even sleep and that's just wrong.
WSVN -- It may look cool in the movies.
But in real life, Nora and Frank Frau are learning cars that are too fast and too furious are anything but entertaining.
The couple says fast drivers in the neighborhood are just wrong for shattering their family's peace and quiet.
Upset neighbor Nora Frau: "They just run up and down the street and they can get killed."
Frank Frau: "They're speeding, they're racing each other, they come around to the corner and then they just rev up their
Not just cars. The couple complains speeders also utilize all terrain vehicle and their engines are so loud, their one year old son can't sleep.
Nora: "He is very nervous, he'll cry for nothing, any little noise he'll just jump."
Frank: "There's no conscience out there anymore. Nobody cares anymore, nobody has consideration."
But police did come out a few months ago and stop the racing for awhile. Only now, it's happening again.
Frank Gonzalez from Hialeah Police: "The most important thing is to let us know that something is occurring and if they can pinpoint at what time the incidents are occurring it helps us be more resourceful."
Hialeah Police say once a complaint comes in, they put an officer on it for a few weeks. The problem is...
Nora Frau: "We're never going to stop people from speeding but what we can do is enforce the laws and hopefully they are going to get the message."
Nora and Frank hope the speeders get the message. They're buckling up for what could be a long dispute.
Nora: "Please just take into consideration that there are children in this neighborhood, there are elderly people."
Hialeah Police are definitely taking it into consideration. When we talked to them, they agreed to step up patrols in the area and stop the speeders once and for all.
Frank: "I used to be a kid myself and I understand what you're doing and what's going on, but there's places you can go, back streets off road and not get yourself killed and do it safely."