Who could seriously say that in these troubled times, police don't need all the help they can get? And, quite honestly, particularly in the neighborhood (no pun intended) of speeders. Even without watching TV shows such as TruTV's Speeders
, all one has to do is look around to see that one reason people may not want a new 55 or even 60 MPH maximum speed limit, despite high gas prices, is that they looooove to drive fast.Landon Wilburn, 11, grew tired of speeders zipping through his subdivision, so after growing hoarse shouting at them, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
The youngster, who used to shout at speeders to slow down as they drove through the Stone Lakes subdivision in Louisville, now has taken matters into his own hands.
Dressed in a reflective vest, wearing a bicycle helmet and armed with an orange Hot Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the actual speed of passing traffic.
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Landon also carries a flashlight with a built-in siren.
"When I saw it happening, I got the biggest kick out of it," said resident George Ayers, 61. "People were locking up their brakes when they saw him."
In case you were wondering, the speeders in his neighborhood are / were quite dangerous. The speed limit is 25; they are constantly hitting 55. We have to ask, however: do these drivers who are slamming on the brakes actually think the police have lowered their height / age limits, or do they just feel guilty?