Streets of Speed: Shiloh Road - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

1/27/05-Tyler

Streets of Speed: Shiloh Road

A slow, steady rain made Shiloh Road extra slick, but drivers didn't seem to take heed. The speed limit is 40 m.p.h. because of the sharp dip in land and the wavy s-curve you're advised to go no faster than 30.


Larry Standifer lives along Shiloh Road and says rain or shine, it's always a danger.
"When you turn from Sweetbriar on to Shiloh trying to go west or take a left, its pretty hard to get out without getting run over," said Larry Standifer.

The folks inside Shiloh Office Park say they are all too familiar with the dips and dangers of the road. "It's difficult at times there's cars coming around that corner and it's hard to see them, especially if they are going fast," said Cindy Smith who works along Shiloh Road.

"My office is right there on the corner," said Clay Evers, "and my window overlooks the intersection here. So, we occasionally hear the crash of broken glass and snarled metal. We lost power one day because someone came around the curve too fast and took out."

Clay says speeding is a problem in both directions, so we headed just down the hill to find out where the speed limit is reduced to 35 m.p.h. What we found? On the down slope, the speeding was far worse.

We found those going down the dangerous s-curve kept their speed, avoiding the lower limit. Again, that part of Shiloh road is a little more tricky. When drivers are going up the hill, the limit is 40 m.p.h.. Down the hill, it's 35 m.p.h.

If speeders are a problem where you live, we'd like to hear about it. You can call our Streets of Speed hotline at (903) 510-7720, or go back to the homepage and click on the Streets Of Speed  icon on the front page.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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