Streets of Speed - Speedzapper returns to first street ever 'zapped'
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:53:36 GMT —
No cake or candles on the 8 year anniversary of Streets of Speed-- just zapping!
"Why are you going so fast," the Speedzapper asked one driver in Harlingen?
Roy Gonzalez said he wasn't the surprised to hear about the success on Streets of Speed.
He's been watching the weekly program that airs Tuesday nights on Action 4 News at ten for years.
"I see you guys all the time... I know that a lot of people every time appreciate when you do this... We go by the same places [zapped] and everybody slows down."
The Speedzapper revisited the very first street featured on the program in Harlingen to mark the milestone.
It was along 25th Street near Ed Carey Drive where it all began in the summer of 2003.
That's where we met Martha Mclemore.
"My husband and I call it Treasure Hills Expressway," she said.
With an old-school style radar gun, and a slightly younger look, Action 4's Ryan Wolf set out to expose high speeds in an attempt to safeguard the public .
Speedzapper: "Did you know you were going that fast?"
Driver: "No sir."
Mclemore applauded the efforts back then to slow down drivers in her neighborhood.
She even urged Action 4 News to zap other streets in the future.
"Oh yes... I think so... It would make them [speeders] aware of it."
Some 400 episodes later, the Speedzapper continues to work to slow down drivers across the Valley.
The history-making episode is something Joe Velasquez said he wouldn TMt miss for the world.
"I think it works," Velasquez said. "I myself don't miss an episode... I always look at the Speedzapper and I like it man... I like it."