PENDER COUNTY, NC - (WECT) - People on Highway 11 in the Willard community say the cars and trucks drive too fast. The Highway connects two large US Highways, and law enforcement officers say many use it cut-through.
Just one month ago, a crash killed three people, including a mother and her 6 year old daughter. According to the crash report, the car that hit the Giddens family was going 90 miles per hour.
Commissioner Jimmy Tate has been working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to find ways to make the road safer, and now the Sheriff's Department says they'll have extra patrols out to make sure people follow the rules, and aren't speeding.
WECT's Bailey Hicks rode along with one officer, after driving on Highway 11 for about half an hour, they found one car going 70 miles per hour, where the speed limit is 55.
Neighbors say, cars travel that fast all the time.