SPEED PATROL: Highway 544

By Laura Thomas - bio | email

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The WMBF News Speed Patrol hit the streets of Horry County Thursday to clock speeders along Highway 544.

It's an area that the South Carolina Highway Patrol says they've seen problems with speeders driving well over the 45 mile per hour limit. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins says he's seen problems on the road, especially between Coastal Carolina University and the Intracoastal Waterway.

"That's a heavily traveled road. Any time of the day, [there's] a lot of traffic," explained Collins. "The problem with Highway 544 with it being four lanes, is you feel like you can go faster."

The WMBF News Speed Patrol clocked drivers going anywhere from 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit.

Diane Compton lives along the highway and says she's seen a lot of accidents.

"No matter where we [go], Walmart or whatever, there [is] always a car in the ditch," said Compton.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, as well as people who live along Highway 544, are asking drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit.

If speeding is a problem in your area, let us know and submit your request by clicking on the Speed Patrol tab at the top of the WMBF News homepage. Fill out the form to let us know where drivers aren't following the posted limit.

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