East Knox residents want help stopping speeding on Thorngrove Pi

East Knox residents want help stopping speeding on Thorngrove Pike

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A 6 News viewer who lives on Thorngrove Pike contacted us wanting to know what can be done about speeding. A 6 News viewer who lives on Thorngrove Pike contacted us wanting to know what can be done about speeding.
People who live there say anything done to slow everyone down would help make them feel safer. People who live there say anything done to slow everyone down would help make them feel safer.
By WHITNEY GOOD
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - People in an East Knox County neighborhood say more needs to be done to stop speeding on their street.

A 6 News viewer who lives on Thorngrove Pike contacted us wanting to know what can be done. 6 News has been looking into the issue and reached out to the sheriff's department for answers.

"They just think it's a raceway I think," said Phyllis Capps.

Capps has lived out there for 30 years and says the number of people speeding is getting out of control.

"I've had them come across here and hit this tree down here and they just don't slow down," she said.

She is not alone. Elaine Boyens has spent more than two decades watching people fly by her house.

"It's just a straight area here where people love to pick up the speed when they go in and out of the curve," said Boyens.

They say it is especially an issue through the curves, so they say they want more patrols and fewer accidents.

"They've took out our fence. They've went down in the hole and had to be pulled out," said Boyens.

Residents say they really want to know what can be done to stop it from happening.

"I'd like to see the law through here a little more often than we see them. We don't see them too often," said Capps.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says they have not received any complaints about the problem, but after 6 News contacted them, they said they will take a closer look at the area.

People who live there say anything done to slow everyone down would help make them feel safer.

"I don't know if it's just because it's a back road and they think they can go faster on them or what," said Capps.

The sheriff's office says putting out signs to monitor speed is not an option because they do not have them.
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