Lincolnville man says street has become drag strip, fears someone will be killed

Lincolnville man says street has become drag strip, fears someone will be killed

LINCOLNVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Lincolnville man says his street has turned into a drag strip with speeding cars, and he fears someone will soon be killed.

Every day, John Craven sits on the porch of his home on East Owens Drive in Lincolnville and watches the speeding cars go by.

"I believe this is a cut through and they run in excess of some of them, 60 and 70 miles an hour," Craven said.

Craven says the speeding is worst during the rush hours between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Craven has tried himself to get drivers to slow down.

"I holler at them when they go by. I tell them to slow down. They don't pay attention to nothing."

Signs on the street say the speed limit is 30 miles per hour in a residential zone.

"This is a residential street and they run way over 30 miles an hour," Craven said.

He has one big concern.

"Kids on this road, it's getting ready to be Summer time and these speeders going up and down the road. Somebody's going to get killed. One of these kids is going to get killed."

Craven says he's called the Charleston County Sheriff's Office to come out and run radar.

We saw deputies out Thursday in Ladson and were told they also would be running radar in Lincolnville.

"I want Charleston County to come out here and set up radar and start getting some of these people, and maybe it will slow them down. The word will get around," Craven said.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Major Eric Watson says the agency is aware of several complaints about speeders in Lincolnville and Ladson. He says traffic enforcement  is being stepped up to try to eliminate the problem.
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