Residents concerned about speeding in Antioch neighborhood

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 21:36:38-04

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WTVF) — An Antioch father is fed up with speeding in his neighborhood. His frustration grew after two parked cars were hit last week.

Carllus Miller is asking drivers to slow down. He has two children an 11-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son.

He’s lived on Dover Glen Drive in Antioch for five years now, but won’t let his kids play outside.

"It's hard to explain," said Carllus Miller, "She wants to play outside and doesn't understand but I'll let her know not safe."

On this stretch of road cars are supposed to be going 20 miles per hour but instead are speeding. The speed limit was lowered from 35 to 20 mph in the recent years to curb the speeding but Miller doesn't think it has made a difference.

"People are using this road as a cut through since there are no stops signs and its straight shot," said Miller, " people just go as fast as they want."

Last week, two parked cars were part of a hit and run. There have been several accidents over the last few years.

He has reached out to several city council members about the issue but the speeding is still ongoing. He hopes changes will be made in the future, such as speed bumps or stop signs, before something worse happens.