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Streets Of Speed: Cheryl Street

It's a busy street in Longview that's used as a cut through between Gilmer Road and Pine Tree Road. Residents who live there say it is a street of speed. We're talking about Cheryl Street. It's 30 miles an hour along that stretch of road, but residents who live there say drivers rarely go the speed limit.

"It's pretty bad and it gets worse especially in the summer when the kids are out of school because this is a major cut through between 2 of the major roads. It's heavy traffic and at times really fast," says Claudia Miracle.

We found several cars speeding between 35 and 39 miles per hour, but many were going well above the speed limit at 40 and above. We clocked one truck at 42 miles an hour. He was going so fast, the driver had to quickly slow down so he wouldn't hit the car in front of him. Claudia says that happens a lot. "Most of the accidents we've seen have taken out several of the mail boxes on this road. We've seen some wrecks here that actually flipped the car," says Claudia.

Claudia says speeders make it more difficult for her family to back out of their own driveway. "If we're backing out it's really hard because they do come up really fast especially if they come up from over a hill and you can't see them," says Claudia.

On this day, the average speed along Cheryl Street was 39 miles an hour.

Amy Tatum, reporting.

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