Waterbury resident wants something done about speeders - KCTV5

Waterbury resident wants something done about speeders on her street

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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A neighborhood in Waterbury is fighting to get people to slow down on their street and at least one resident told Eyewitness News the police are not helping them do it.

The signs on Montoe Road state 25 mph, but one resident said drivers are "flying by."

"We've contacted our local police to have the area monitored and gone to community relations meeting to have police presence," said Cherie Winters, who called the road a "drag strip."

This week, Winters's 8-year-old son, who was playing football in the front yard, got hit by a car.

"When it hit me, the nose of the car hit me and flipped me off my feet," said Curtis Winters. "I fell onto the hood."

Curtis Winters was not seriously injured and only had a few bruises and cuts.

Police said the crash was not speed related and investigators said it was actually ruled that he was at fault.

However, his mother and other neighbors told Eyewitness News they were convinced that the cars flying down their street are some day going to cause a different result.

"If it was someone speeding, it would have been a lot worse," said Cherie Winters. "We got fortunate."

Police told Eyewitness News they have not received any formal, major complaints about the speeding issue along Montoe Road. 

They said residents who have issues need to contact them. Then, they can put in signs that measure a driver's speed by radar and post it as they drive by.

Curtis Winters said he wants drivers to slow down regardless.

"I want you to slow down," he said. "I don't want to see anyone get hurt."

Residents said they hope this awareness helps people slow down. If not, some of them are planning to go to the mayor.

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