South Hill residents urge drivers to slow down

South Hill residents urge drivers to...

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's soccer season in Spokane and that means shuffling kids back and forth to games and practices.

It also means more traffic and speeding for one neighborhood near 48th and Crestline, near the south sports complex.

Neighbors living near the complex said parents often speed through their neighborhood to get to the nearby soccer fields.  Neighbors told KXLY they wouldn't mind the extra traffic if drivers obeyed the 25 MPH speed limit.

John Nooney has lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years and said he's noticed an increase in traffic and speeding drivers over the years.  Nooney walks his dog everyday and isn't too concerned for his safety.  However, he worries about his neighbors with young children.

"I hope that the increased traffic isn't a problem for them because you have kids running around and cars speeding," said John Nooney.

One neighbor told KXLY in an e-mail, he's reported his concerns to the Spokane Police Department and Spokane Youth Sports Association.