Hilton Head man using chicken suit to discourage speeding drivers

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WCSC) - People living in the Point Comfort neighborhood on Hilton Head Island say speeding cars have been a big issue for years.

"People are in a rush nowadays," Point Comfort resident Byron Sewell said. "They're on their phones, they don't--they don't think about it."

Neighbors say pretty much everyone is fed up with it, especially Logan Cambron.

"I just kind of hang out right here," Cambron said. "I can get this street. I can get this street, and I can get this street."

Cambron has been dressing up in a giant chicken costume for the last week trying to get people driving through his neighborhood to slow down.

He's also trying to get leaders from the town to push for a lower speed limit in the neighborhood.

"We're trying to be proactive," Cambron said. "I don't want a memorial overpass here for some kid that got hit."

He got the idea for this after an accident on his street about a month ago.

It was a classic case of, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

But it went terribly wrong.

"She got hit by a truck, the truck took off, one of the neighbors called me," Cambron said, talking about his pet chicken Floppy. "Luckily, I was in the house."

Thankfully, Floppy is alive and making a speedy recovery.

Cambron said he's already seeing results because of his work.

His neighbors seem to have noticed his success as well.

"It's super important that we raise this awareness," Sewell said. "I'm really proud of Logan for doing that."

But Cambron isn't done fighting just yet.

"I'm not going to go away," Cambron said. "I've got ample amounts of free time, my work schedule is very flexible, and I love doing it."

Hilton Head's traffic and transportation engineer says he conducted a traffic study in that neighborhood a few years ago and found 30 miles-per-hour was sufficient.

He doesn't think enough has changed since then to warrant a new study, so the town isn't considering a new speed limit for the area.

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