Duval County

Jacksonville father catches Amazon delivery van speeding through neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A father reached out only to Action News Jax about speeding Amazon drivers.

He captured this video of a delivery van that appeared to be speeding through his neighborhood in Arlington.

MJ DeCastro was outside with his three children on Saturday afternoon.

His kids were getting ready to ride their bikes on their quiet street when all a sudden, he spotted an Amazon van barreling

down the Spanish Pointe Estates.

"I witnessed the Amazon truck coming in the neighborhood at a high rate of speed, well over what any person should be driving in a neighborhood," DeCastro said.

That’s when he reached for his cellphone and started recording.

DeCastro told me not once did the driver attempt to slow down even when he noticed he was being videotaped.

The father of three was so upset, he posted this video on Facebook.

We decided to take out the First Alert Storm Tracker to give you a better view of this neighborhood.

The first thing we noticed was the 15 mph speed limit sign posted at a curve.

Speed limits in residential areas in Florida are typically 30 mph unless otherwise posted.

There is a 15 mile per hour limit posted in this neighborhood.

DeCastro said there’s usually anywhere from 15 to 20 children playing here especially on a busy weekend.

"I know it’s the holidays, and I would hate to see a driver lose his job. But at the same time, I have to worry about the lives of my three children. There’s no package worth the life of any human being.

An investigation by Propublica and the New York Times released this year found that since 2015, there have been more than 60 crashes and 10 deaths involving Amazon delivery contractors.

Action News Jax reached out to Amazon this Tuesday and they sent us this statement:

“Safety is our top priority and nothing is more important than the safety of those in the communities we serve. We are working with the delivery service partner to investigate the incident.”

They also told us that if a customers want to report something, Amazon’s customer service is available 24/7 to help customers with any matters related to their package delivery at 1 (888) 280-4331.

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