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Spartanburg County Neighborhood Worried About Burnouts, Speeding

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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -

The streets that make up the Echo Hills neighborhood in Spartanburg County are littered with tread marks.

Neighbors say the reckless driving happens day and night.

"I heard them revving up the engines like crazy and then next thing I know they were peeling rubber all the way to Highway 101," Georg Nesmejamow said.

State law makes it illegal to burnout.

"My little girl can't sleep in her room and when you live in a mobile home they don't have a whole lot of insulation to them," Evan Fugle said.

Fugle is especially worried about kids playing in the streets. There's a deaf child on this block who can't hear a fast car coming

"You go to a racetrack or you go on a closed course and do it, not on a residential street that doesn't have lines," Fugle said.

The neighbors think they know the people responsible for this and the sheriffs office has responded to five calls but so far no citations and no arrests.

"Anytime you have somebody driving recklessly in your neighborhood or anywhere in the county, you should be upset about it," Lt. Tony Ivey said.

The sheriffs office won't typically cite someone for this offense unless a deputy sees it happen in person.

Ivey said the sheriff's office will start extra patrols through that neighborhood in unmarked cars.

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