Speed Patrol: Summerville, Central Avenue

By Tracey Amick, Live 5 News

CHARLESTON SC (WCSC) - Luke Biggs lives right off Central Avenue in Summerville, a road he says some drivers treat like a racetrack.

"There's a slight bend traffic goes around and it's a rare person going the speed limit", Biggs said.

So we brought out the Summerville Police Department and they started slowing them down.   The speed limit on Central Avenue goes from 45 miles per hour down to 40, then down to 30 about a quarter mile up the road from where we were, so these drivers had plenty of time to slow down before they got pulled.

But car after car went way too fast. Drivers were pulled over going 41, 42, 44, and even 45 miles per hour- that's 15 miles over the limit! But after our speed patrol, they said they'd slow it down