COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A number of movies despatched to Contact Denver7 spotlight the careless driving that may be seen on 96th Avenue between Tower Highway and Freeway 2.
One exhibits a driver crossing over a double-yellow line to carry out an unlawful go after which braking onerous. One other video exhibits a driver passing on the correct, which is a turn-only lane.
“Folks getting impatient and rushing, swerving into oncoming visitors to get round individuals,” mentioned one house owner close by.
“They’re passing in turning lanes, passing on double yellows,” mentioned one other resident. “It’s simply sort of scary as a result of what if somebody’s coming over the hill? There are hills over there, and you’ll’t essentially see over the hills. It endangers the lives of others.”
Those that stay within the space say Commerce Metropolis lately raised the pace restrict from 30 mph to 40 mph, however that seems to have given drivers the inexperienced gentle to drive quicker.
“Particularly semi’s late at evening,” mentioned Jason Hill, one other resident within the space. “They don’t wish to obey the pace restrict, and there’s not many cops out right here with visitors stops to drag them over.”
The Colorado State Patrol reviewed the movies and says it contacted all of the registered automobile homeowners. Nonetheless, it didn’t subject citations as a result of CSP couldn’t establish any of the drivers. CSP did subject warnings to these automobile homeowners concerning the incidents.
The Commerce Metropolis Police Division instructed Denver7 they’re trying into it, however didn’t get again to us concerning a request for an interview.
“They’ve had indicators with the flashing lights to warn individuals about (rushing), however most individuals don’t take heed to that as a result of they know legislation enforcement’s not round to essentially implement it,” mentioned one other resident.
What neighbors wish to see are pace traps up and down 96th Avenue always of day.
“Folks have to obey the pace restrict, and we don’t have sufficient cops out right here, interval,” Hill mentioned.