Neighbor takes action against speeding cars on South Hampton

Nestor Estrada

Speeding cars on South Hampton Road caused four crashes in the past two weeks, according to one Hampton Hills neighbor.

Nestor Estrada, who lives in the 1500 block of South Hampton, told KXAS that he was rear-ended by a speeder while pulling out of his driveway in late 2015.

A speeding car recently crashed through a neighbor’s fence. Another hit a utility pole. Yet another hit a median tree. And two cars crashed while jockeying for position before the light at Wright Street, Estrada told the TV station.

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Estrada called 311 to request a radar feedback sign, those installations that show the speed limit and your actual speed, which are shown to reduce speeding.

The city is expected to conduct a traffic study, and if it finds that 85 percent of traffic is moving 7 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit, a radar sign could be installed.

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  • PeterTx52

    if you want to see speeding then come on down to Ledbetter between Hampton and Cockrell Hill road. some of the cars put NASCAR ones to shame

  • Shannon Sawyer

    We have the same issue at Ravinia between Jefferson and Clarendon. Our house is on a corner lot, and about once a month, people get in accidents. People speed on Ravinia around blind corners. In December, I had to climb in to pull a toddler from a mangled car with doors that wouldn’t open. I want some speed bumps.

  • downtownworker

    People drive like maniacs on that stretch of Hampton. Plus, if you’re going southbound you transition from having turn lanes to no turn lanes without any warning whatsoever. That means someone turning left from the left lane usually stops traffic (or worse).