"It's not no twenty miles per hour like you're supposed to be going, they're doubling that, if not faster," said Edward Hatfield.
Hatfield picks up his daughter everyday from Brownwood high school and has seen plenty of close calls between pedestrians and cars.
"People do not slow down for the kids in the school zones," says the parent of two.
Even though a few police patrol the schools, it may not be enough.
"It has become dangerous," said Hatfield.
One of the biggest concerns are the crosswalks where some students have had to wait up to 30 min. before a car stops to let them cross the street.
"One of them I had to step back because it was going too fast," said Brittany Hatfield, who used to walk to school every day.
Even Hatfield's neighbors are afraid of just how fast cars pass through the area.
"I ride a motorcycle, I've been almost knocked over three different times," said Robert Hafkesbring, who lives near a school zone.
They've written letters to city officials and have called local police to complain about the situation.
"I was directly told that they're understaffed and that they cannot fill the void over here," said Hafkesbring.
It's pretty hard for them not to think the worst as cars continue to speed right past them.
"Number one that were going to have a child die in this area or number two, somethings going to happen to me," said Hafkesbring.
While no one has been hit just yet, these Brownwood neighbors don't want to take their chances.
Representatives at the city of Brownwood say traffic enforcement in school zones is up to police.