West Charlotte neighbors plead for speed humps to slow down speeding drivers

CHARLOTTE — People in one west Charlotte neighborhood say reckless drivers are putting them in danger, with one even mangling a sign in the process.

Neighbors along Tennyson Drive in Enderly Park have been pushing the city for months to add speed humps. Why? Tennyson Drive curves, and neighbors say people driving way too fast come around the curve and often lose control.

Channel 9 obtained video of that happening on Oct. 29. You can see a blue car losing control, barreling through a street sign and part of a yard before getting back on the road.

Resident Daniel Bar captured the video on his security camera. He’s shown Channel 9′s Hunter Sáenz videos of this type of thing before.

In August, Bar showed Sáenz video of a car losing control, then going out of frame and wrecking into a neighbor’s backyard. That backyard has now been hit twice after multiple instances of this dangerous driving.

Since then, the city put in a stop sign down the road. Bar said it’s helped a little but it’s not the solution.

“I can blow through whatever stop sign I feel like -- it’s not going to slow me down,” he said. “A speed hump is going to slow me down. I don’t want to wreck my car or cause damage. I don’t want to lose control. You can go through a stop sign without losing control.”

He and his neighbors are still fighting for speed humps.

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, the Charlotte Department of Transportation shares why they aren’t placing the humps there, and the requirements streets must meet to have them.

(WATCH BELOW: City leaders make it easier to add speed bumps, stop signs in Charlotte)

Hunter Sáenz

Hunter Sáenz, wsoctv.com

Hunter is a reporter for Channel 9.