Streets of Speed: Donnybrook Ave. - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

9/8/04-Tyler

Streets of Speed: Donnybrook Ave.

The speed limit on Donnybrook Ave. is 30 mph.

Fellow reporter Maya Golden clocked drivers with our "Speed Zapper," while I stopped speeders approaching the light at Loop 323.

"Did you know you were speeding down that curve down there?" I asked one driver.

He said: "No, I didn't."

"Were you not paying attention?" I asked.

"No."

"Are you in a hurry?"

"No."

Drivers like him worry Josh Bullard, who lives right in the middle of what used to be a dead-end road, but has now become a fast lane.

"I've had a dog hit, and people just go on," Bullard said. "They just, no regard for anybody else's safety or a pet."

His previous dog was killed, and Josh doesn't want the same thing to happen to Jackson.

We soon found out why so many drivers were speeding.

Julie: "Hello, sir, how are you this morning?"

Driver: "I'm all right. Am I in trouble?"

Julie: "You were going over the speed limit."

Driver: "Oh, please don't get me on camera. What was I going? What was I going?"

Julie: "You were going 37 in a 30 mph zone."

Driver: "I thought it was 35."

Julie: "No, it said 30."

Confusion about the speed limit. He wasn't the only one.

Julie: "Do you know what the speed limit is up there?"

Driver: "No, but probably 35, I would imagine."

Another driver thought the same: "35?"

Even Josh didn't know and he lives right next to the sign. Nevertheless, he and other residents just hope drivers will slow down.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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