Drivers speeding near Nativity School

By Tracey Amick, Live 5 News

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - David Hoke lives right off Folly Road on Pittsford Circle. He says even when school is in session at Church of the Nativity and kids are present, drivers keep speeding on Folly.

The speed limit on that stretch of Folly Road is normally 45 miles an hour, but when the school light is flashing in the mornings and afternoons, it drops to 30.

"It doesn't make sense to be flying down the road," Hoke said.

So we brought out Charleston City and Charleston County officers, and Officer Beth Auer and Deputy Chris Wells went to work slowing these drivers down.

Car after car was breaking the law, going up to 52 miles an hour. That's up to 22 miles over the speed limit, in a school zone.

Auer says what made it worse is that most drivers were concentrating on other things, like talking on the cellphone or putting on makeup. One driver had a suspended license and no insurance and was taken to jail.