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Residents Say Speeding Is A Problem Near Church Hill Park

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Richmond, VA—Church Hill residents are fed up with drivers speeding through a neighborhood park; they hope a radar check point will help discourage speeders, and make the area safer.

"There's a certain bump in this road here and you can hear all the ladders clanking or the loads shifting and you know they're going faster than they should be." A resident describes the speeding problem in Chimborazo Park in Church Hill, known for its walking trails.

8News went to the park, to see if we could catch speeders in the act with our radar guns. We found multiple drivers barreling through, driving faster than the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

Speeding drivers has some residents considering visiting other parks in the area.

"It's really something to be cautious of. It might even deter me from coming to this park; I'll probably go to one of the ones that a little farther off the road that's safer for my dog," says Elizabeth Floyd.

One woman's dog was actually hit be a car whizzing by too fast, just last weekend.

"Unfortunately, my dog got hit by a speeding car and it could've easily been one of the kids," says Jan Thomas.

Neighbors say more stop signs, a radar check point or speed bumps would help drivers slow down as they approach the park, which is one of the busiest in the neighborhood.

City of Richmond officials tell 8News that they responded to the residents' complaints about speeders on the "See, Click, Fix" website, and plan to review the recommendations.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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