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Neighbors concerned about speeding drivers in Horry County community

Source: Brennan Somers Source: Brennan Somers

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Causey Road is only about half a mile long, but it sees plenty of traffic every day. The road connects to West Cox Ferry Road, which runs into Hwy 544, making it an easy a shortcut for drivers who do not live in the area but want to skip traffic.

“We are a cut-through from the busy 501 to 544,” said Nancy Dougherty, who lives off Causey Rd. “So particularly on the weekends, if it's busy, someone is going to cut through from 501 so they can beat the traffic to 544."

Dougherty is one of many neighbors who are worried about all the extra traffic coming through on Causey Road, but not just because there are more cars.

“There's a lot of speeders in particularly in the afternoons,” added Dougherty.

Speeding isn't just an issue here, and there are steps communities can take to slow down drivers.

The County sets aside $50,000 each year to install speed humps in neighborhoods that request them. A traffic study is done to determine the need and priority, because while $50,000 is a lot, just one speed hump can costs $2,500.

Homeowners can also call their local police precinct to voice their concerns. Officers may then add extra patrols or place mobile radar units on the side of the road.

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