Alaska woman blows air horn at cars speeding down her street
Apr. 10, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman who is tired of cars speeding through her subdivision has decided to see if blowing an air horn at speeding vehicles will help solve the problem.
Denise Buck, while sitting in a lawn chair in her driveway, has been blowing the horn to let people know when they are driving too fast, KTUU-TV reported Sunday.
Buck said her busy south-side neighborhood gets a lot of cars cutting through — many with drivers speeding, texting and not paying attention.
"People drive by and they are so busy on their phones or what appears to be their phone that they are clueless," Buck said.
In 2016, members of the community council say they petitioned for a speed suppression study, which would have monitored traffic through the area.
Resident AJ Salkoski said the neighborhood does not have sidewalks.
"We have asked to put speed bumps in place and there are signs and things that say slow down for kids but people don't want to seem to slow their cars down," Salkoski said.
Ava Salkoski, a fifth-grader in the neighborhood, said she worries about safety when riding her bike or going for a walk with friends.
"It is kind of scary knowing some cars go pretty fast. It just kinda worries me...because I don't want to get injured," Ava said.
The Anchorage Police Department recommends calling its new non-emergency line, 311, to file driver complaints.
Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com