Streets of Speed: Speedzapper Nearly Hit Episode Update

Speed limit signs have been installed on a Hidalgo County street where the Speedzapper was nearly hit by a car last month. It happened while filming a Streets of Speed report along Bagley Drive near Mission. Araceli De La Riva, a mother of six who lives in a subdivision on Bagley Drive, called the Speedzapper to try and get speed limit signs installed along the road. Most rural county subdivisions do not have the road safety signage, according to Mingo Villarreal, Hidalgo County Coordinator for Precinct 3. Villarreal admitted he did not know what the speed limit was along Bagley Drive. I cannot tell you, he said. Common sense tells you 5, 10 miles per hour. It turns out he was wrong. Hidalgo County Constable Larry Gallardo said most areas in the county without speed limit signs have a speed limit of 45 miles per hour. Villarreal promised immediate change after witnessing a number of close calls without proper signage. He helped cut through the red tape following our S.O.S. report to expedite the process of getting three speed limit signs installed on the road. The speed law is now 25 miles per hour, according to the signage. De La Riva said they have really helped to slow down drivers. Click on the video link to watch this week TMs Streets of Speed update.Click here to view the original report/