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Bossier City residents take on speeders in their neighborhood

Borrowing from a Burma Shave advertising tactic, residents of a Bossier City neighborhood are telling speeders "Here's your sign." (Source: KSLA News 12) Borrowing from a Burma Shave advertising tactic, residents of a Bossier City neighborhood are telling speeders "Here's your sign." (Source: KSLA News 12)
"We've had cars go down 40-45 mph easy on the street," Chris Opp said. (Source: KSLA News 12) "We've had cars go down 40-45 mph easy on the street," Chris Opp said. (Source: KSLA News 12)
(Source: KSLA News 12) (Source: KSLA News 12)
"People get in a really big hurry. Other people just want to speed," resident Dwayne Warwick said. (Source: KSLA News 12) "People get in a really big hurry. Other people just want to speed," resident Dwayne Warwick said. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Bossier City police spokesman Mark Natale says officers have checked out the complaints. "What they tell me is that they really haven't seen anybody excessively speeding." (Source: KSLA News 12) Bossier City police spokesman Mark Natale says officers have checked out the complaints. "What they tell me is that they really haven't seen anybody excessively speeding." (Source: KSLA News 12)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Residents of a Bossier City neighborhood are fed up with vehicles speeding through their area.

Now one man has come up with a unique way to tell drivers to slow down. 

He has lined Debra Street with signs admonishing drivers to slow down.

The speed limit is 25 mph.

"We've had cars go down 40-45 mph easy on the street," Chris Opp said. 

He took inspiration from an old Burma Shave advertising campaign that used signs on the side of the road to sell shaving cream.

Now Opp hopes his signs will cause motorists to think twice before hitting the pedal.

Residents say the problem has gotten worse ever since construction on Shed Street closed nearby roads and increased traffic in their neighborhood. 

"People get in a really big hurry. Other people just want to speed," resident Dwayne Warwick said.

Neighbors are most concerned about the welfare of their children and pets. 

"It's warming up. Kids are playing outside," Opp said. "I'm a dog person. Dogs are outside. Animals are outside.

"This is an animal and children neighborhood."

Warwick added: "There's plenty of kids in this neighborhood, and I don't want to see them get run over."

Bossier City police have sent officers to monitor the neighborhood but say traffic division officers haven't caught anybody going more than 3 or 4 mph over the speed limit. 

"They have been running radar out there," police spokesman Mark Natale said.

"What they tell me is that they really haven't seen anybody excessively speeding." 

Still, police plan to monitor the neighborhood as best they can. 

 "Speeding is a complaint that the Police Department often gets from individuals in their neighborhoods. And we understand that is a concern," Natale said.

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