International Boulevard a 'Hot Spot' for speeding
Local pastor Mike Barrera says, "The other day we had two cars going about 45 miles per hour crossing the yellow line and I called 911 and they are just having a race down International with curves which you can't see anybody coming.
Stories like these are becoming more and more prevalent along the busy stretch of International Blvd between McPherson and Michigan Ave.
Barrera says, "Ee joke about International. We call it international speedway because the average speed is like 55 miles per hour.
The posted speed limit here on International Blvd. is 30 miles per hour. Many don't follow that. Those who do follow the law get tailgated and sometimes they get passed up all together on this one lane road.
Laredo Police spokesman Joe Baeza says, "The wider the road, I think the more speed people want to pick up. If the street has a double stripe on it, you can not over pass a car no matter how wide the streets.
And this mother has an impassioned plea for anyone that drives up and down this busy street.
Gigi Caballero says, "For the sake of our children, to please just respect the stop signs and to just slow down for the safety of all of us.