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Summerville neighborhood concerned with speeding drivers near Ashley Ridge HS

A sign sits in the neighborhood where residents have expressed concern (Source: Live 5) A sign sits in the neighborhood where residents have expressed concern (Source: Live 5)
A Skytracker 5 shot over the neighborhood where people are concerned about speeding drivers. (Source: Live 5) A Skytracker 5 shot over the neighborhood where people are concerned about speeding drivers. (Source: Live 5)
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

A Summerville neighborhood is taking steps to try and prevent people from driving through their area at high speeds.

Residents of Tyvola Drive have started a petition to ask Dorchester County to install speed humps in the area. It's about four miles away from Ashley Ridge High School which uses it as a cut through. They're also looking for stricter ordinances regarding through traffic in the county. 

:"It's a safety concern with the high schoolers that are cutting through to go to school in the morning going 50 miles an hour when we have young children coming out getting ready to go to school," Tyvola Drive resident Kevin Douglas said. "Then in the evenings the children are playing out in the front yards and kids are flying through here."

Right now, there is a sign that says "no thru traffic" and it says there is a $100 fine. Residents say the traffic begins around 8: 30 a.m. and people can't get out of their driveways. Sometimes there is a line of more than 10 cars. Another issue is the safety of kids that attend Ashley Ridge.

Parents are nervous something bad could happen to kids running in the road while the cars are allegedly going 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. 

"It's a safety concern with the high schoolers that are cutting through to go to school in the morning going 50 miles an hour when we have young children coming out getting ready to go to school," Douglas said. "Then in the evenings the children are playing out in the front yards and kids are flying through here."

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