NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Shocking video from a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood shows car after car—even a school bus—rolling through a stop sign.
From the front room of a concerned Northeast Philly resident, FOX 29's Jeff Cole watched a blue Ford SUV blow right through the stop sign at Fairdale and Millbrook.
“It just seems to be an open raceway for cars, busses all types of vehicles that just come flying on by," Valerie Knecht told FOX 29.
Knecht’s family has lived on Millbrook in the Chalfont neighborhood since the 60s.
Thursday afternoon—frustrated—she trained her cell phone on the 3-way stop and pushed record. The first violator was a school bus, according to the video.
She emailed her images to FOX 29 and Friday, Cole watched as car after car, delivery trucks and—yes—another school bus blow the stop.
“No one has been stopping there for 50 years," Kim Ruppenthal said.
That’s how long Kim Ruppenthal has lived on this block of well-kept homes. She says neighbors have tried, but failed at getting speed bumps placed, and she says the police say they’re too busy.
“The cops don’t have enough officers on the shifts to sit here all day," she said.
Traffic from the nearby Philadelphia Mills mall flows into the area, and some motorists seem not to care or notice the stop signs.
But now, the city councilperson says he’s alerted the 8th Police District and he may give speed bumps another try.
UPS released the following statement:
"Safely delivering on our service commitments is UPS’s number one priority. Our drivers are trained to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to be among the safest drivers on the road."