PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - On San Juan Avenue in Phoenix between 39th Avenue and 41st Avenue, there is a single speed hump. If you're not sure, it's a hump. All you have to do is read the yellow caution sign which reads, 'Speed hump.'

Stanley Roberts received an email from 9-year-old Elijah in Phoenix who was upset because drivers are using his street as a shortcut.

[WATCH: PHX boy tells speedy drivers to stop misbehaving so he can play outside]

Despite the speed hump being installed by the City which was paid for by a homeowner, it hasn't slowed down drivers one bit. In fact, Roberts, with the help of a radar gun, clocked a motorcyclist at 47 miles per hour in a posted 25 mph residential zone.

All Elijah wants to be able to do is to be able to play outside his home without the fear of getting hit by a speeding motorist.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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Tuishimi

People drive way too recklessly in residential areas. I get that. On the other hand people also let their little 3 to 6 year old play freely in the streets where I live. Little kids LOVE to ride their trikes down the driveways right into the street. Then the people (who signed documents stating I WILL NOT PARK IN THE STREET) get upset about being told they should not park in the street... which they do anyway and blind drivers to all the little kids rolling balls and themselves down the driveways into the street. I just don't get it.

andthesurveysays

To play devils advocate, it is capital city and we are all going somewhere fast. Just look at all the freeways we have. Now, go south 100 miles to Tucson, another major AZ metropolis, and most everyone there drives s..l..o..w. The difference in behavior is obvious. I prefer the pace of capital city, but if you don't like the speed, there is always T..u..c..s..o..n [wink]

Dean

I have never seen any one driving slow in Tucson.

Tuishimi

Yeah I don't know about that. I've been to Tucson at least 4 or 5 times and they don't seem to drive any differently there.

Daddy

He needs to petition the city to put in speed bumps, not speed humps, and more than just one of them. Arizonans aren't the brightest drivers so you have to get legislation passed, with strict enforcement, to get them to drive right. That's just on one end of the problem and not the best end of the problem to deal with because it's reactionary to something that already happened instead of preventative which takes place from the other end of the problem. Both are needed but Arizona clearly focuses on the reactionary end of lousy driver issues as well as just about everything else in the state. On the other end, the training, teaching, and preventative end, you need to greatly improve the driver education in the state and raise the standard required to get and keep a driver's licence. Currently Arizona's driver licence test is one of the lowest (easiest) in the country and it shows on the road ways and in the statistics. Instead, make it the hardest or most difficult test in the country. What's the worst that could happen, people become more educated and intelligent about driving and become better drive ers statewide?

Agustus Gloop

Years ago I was a "little porker," "little fattie" and was guilty of "chasing the cupcake" dream. Arizona's Family Knights of Righteousness Rule #11: Always attack children, they can't / won't fight back. Agustus Gloops Challenge: how about all you Lance Armstrong look-a-likes post your BMI?

Djamz

All you posters attacking this kid are JACK-A-SSES see how you feel when one of your loved ones gets mowed down by a car

Phillup Witgas

Put one of those fat screws on a motorcycle with a radar gun on that street. What's wrong, no shade ???

andthesurveysays

That's funny.

trsalemme

"All Elijah wants to be able to do is to be able to play outside his home without the fear of getting hit by a speeding motorist." Well, don't......play....in....the street?

Arizona123

The amount of disgusting comments on here directed at a 9 year old is awful. If you disagree with him and want to state that in the comment and why, state the disagreement and reason why. There is no need to go after him personally. However the majority of these comments are directing hate towards a 9 year old. Are you guys serious? You are calling a 9 year old names on the internet below an article him and his family obviously read? Are you children doing this? Or if you are an adult who is making these comments, go to the closest psychiatrist and let them know what you have done so you can be diagnosed. I am not kidding there is something wrong with you. There is no reason to be mean to this 9 year old kid. He has done nothing to you. Do not put him down.

Phillup Witgas

Yeah, these comment sections go south real quick.....

trsalemme

"Are you children doing this?" Playiong in a street like that? NOT A CHANCE

Arizona123

To clarify when I asked "Are you children doing this" I was asking if it was children who were responding with the hatred comments towards the child. I would think that adults would not want to pick on a 9 year old and figured it could be children making these comments. I was not asking if YOUR children are playing in the street. I am not disagreeing or agreeing with anyones opinion on this issue. I am disagreeing with some of the comments that are personal comments attacking a 9 year old.

MyOwnMind

Stop chasing those freaking cupcakes and run over the speed bump a few times.

AZFlyer

I live on a street that is a straight shot to a major arterial. We are one house away from a stop sign. From there it is 1/4mi to the arterial. People do donuts at the stop sign, I've seen cars line up three wide to race. That means they play chicken with parked cars. Almost nobody stops for the stop sign; school buses, UPS, FedEx, garbage trucks, ATVs none of them stop. Our neighborhood kids know not to play in the street but I'm worried about some rectumclown in a Camaro sliding into the yard. Once I was talking to a cop and mentioned it to him. Then I suggested/asked if he could sit there around the corner while doing paperwork. His response "not my job, that's just a traffic ticket"

MyOwnMind

And your point is what? You're a whiny moron? Move if you don't like it or better yet, when they are out there, toss something attention getting at them and see if they crash and burn. You'll do the rest of us a favor and rid the city of more trash our incompetent police can't seem to find.

docketman

What a little porker....You know what the family eats....

Shredder

Maybe the little fellow should think about playing in his backyard?

Big Rich

All Elijah wants to be able to do is to be able to play outside his home without the fear of getting hit by a speeding motorist................Stop playing in the street, stupid!

Dean

Oh come on Stanley there is no way a 9 year old even has any idea of the speed of a car going down the street. You know his parents wrote and sent the email and stuck his name on it. And since when does a 9 year old play in the street? Stay out of the street and he is in no danger of being hit. Of course some people think they own the street in front of their house as apparently this kid's parents thinking.

Amico

another self made hero

ObeyLaws

He's going to make a great senior citizen one day!!

Robs

Speed kills, cheap thrills.[ohmy]

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