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Speeders have Lowcountry man fearing for his life

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Arnie Borowsky has had enough. 

The Willliamsburg County man lives on Santee Rd. with his wife and five children but are dealing with  something he considers a major problem:  speeding.

Borowsky says the trucks and cars using his road as a shortcut are putting the pedal to the metal with little concern about obeying the speed limit.  Three people have died on Santee Rd. in the last 18 months and Borowsky says one remedy may be putting speed limit signs up on the roadway.

"My big thing with this road is there's not one speed limit sign on the road whatsoever, not even the curves have reduced speed signs telling people to slow down."

Borowsky says he was told by SC Department of Transportation officials that signs would be put up but they never were.  He says  the DOT then told  him months later  signs were not necessary.  I talked with Mike Bethea from  the DOT who told me that on secondary roads in South Carolina if the speed limit signs are not posted it is assumed the speed limit is 55. Bethea went on to tell me that signs could be put up but they are not recommend and that Mr. Borowsky should contact law enforcement.

The Problem Solver did contact law enforcement and the SC Highway Patrol as well as Williamsburg County recently patrolled Santee Rd.  Several  cars and trucks were pulled over for speeding.

Borowsky said while this has helped some, he will still actively pursue speed limit signs on Santee Rd. 

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