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Speeders on Himes Ave. have South Tampa mom worried about her kids’ safety

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A South Tampa mom is fed up with Speeders endangering children in her neighborhood, soo she contacted Leslee Lacey and Speed Busters.

After hearing about a Facebook group of mothers who feel powerless about speeders putting their children in danger, Leslee went out to meet one mom along Himes Avenue, which is one of South Tampa’s main roadways.

Leslee says many drivers choose to use Himes Avenue as an alternate to the more congested Dale Mabry Highway. And that takes them speeding right past Himes and San Luis Street, where the Grossman family take regular family wagon strolls.

Erin Grossman, is at her wits end when it comes to seeing speeders down Himes and on the surrounding neighborhood streets. “It’s just awful I have two small kids I have babies. We frequent the neighborhood on a regular basis. We always walk through the sidewalks through the parks and I fear for their safety I fear for mine,” explained Erin.

Within minutes of Leslee interviewing Erin, they caught someone going 50 mph in the 30 mph zone.

“This is terrifying,” said Erin.

Just then, another concerned resident stopped by. Karolina Mark walks her dalmatian across Himes Avenue daily. “People are going way to fast on this road, I walk it everyday for my dog. And I literally have to run for my life to get across.”

Leslee and Erin continued to clock speeders going 10 mph over the limit, including another one going 42 mph.

Erin would really like to see some action to curb the speeding on Himes Ave. “I think we need police presence. I think we need stop signs more stops signs, speed humps I think we need to do anything we can to deter the speeders,” she said. Follow Leslee Lacey on FacebookSTORIES OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON-

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