There are a number of factors. Here are a few:
1. Younger drivers commonly drive faster. Lakewood has a large proportion of younger people relative to other areas.
2. Many people are originally from certain places that have a more aggressive style of driving.
3. Any place that is overcrowded tends to make [some] people try to overcompensate and go as fast as possible.[Lakewood is definitely overcrowded]
4. When there are many people driving too fast, others are influenced to do the same.