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Traffic app directs drivers into neighborhoods making residents unhappy

A traffic navigation app used to avoid traffic tie ups Thursday morning directed drivers into neighborhoods, making residents angry. (Source: Live 5 News) A traffic navigation app used to avoid traffic tie ups Thursday morning directed drivers into neighborhoods, making residents angry. (Source: Live 5 News)
The Waze app is designed to tell drivers the fastest route and the best way to avoid heavy traffic. (Source: Live 5 News) The Waze app is designed to tell drivers the fastest route and the best way to avoid heavy traffic. (Source: Live 5 News)
HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) -

A traffic navigation app used to avoid traffic tie ups Thursday morning directed drivers into neighborhoods, making residents angry.

The repair work on the Wando Bridge along with a series of accidents in the Tri-County area made the morning commute miserable for many drivers.

The Waze app is designed to tell drivers the fastest route and the best way to avoid heavy traffic.

People who live in Dominion Hills in Hanahan say every day they deal with drivers cutting through their streets and that the app just makes it worse.

“They come through here anyway so it doesn’t really matter too much," said Nick Bako. “I’m not one to complain but I live here and I see way too much stuff as far as people come way too fast, throw stuff in my yard.”

“I don’t like it. It’s just too much. It’s everywhere around here, there’s no place to get out of it,” said Billy Lambert who also lives in the neighborhood.

The residents know there’s no way to stop drivers from cutting through the neighborhood.

They can only hope that a traffic calming device on Yeamans Hall Road will remind them to slow down. 

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