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Several Merryville residents upset with speeding drivers

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For Ben and Allie Loftin, their afternoons are spent relaxing on their front porch surrounded by family and friends. 

"We enjoy sitting out but it's hard to do it with cars passing by like airplanes," Loftin said. 

And for as long as they've been living on Sand Lake Road in Merryville, they said those speeding down the road have been a constant problem. 

"They run up and down the roads like they're 60, 65 miles an hour or so and you tell them to slow down but they just keep on going," said Allie. "This is not a racetrack."

Speeding drivers along the road, which has a speed limit of 35 mph, make this couple fear their beloved dogs will be run over. It is a nightmare they don't want to see become reality. 

"We don't want them run over. No, we don't want them run over for nothing," said the Loftins.

Jeremy Franks said he's attempted to contact local officials in Beauregard Parish for the past month but has yet to receive any answers. 

"I mean, I am just getting tired of getting the run around all the time," he said. "It makes me mad; it angers me because it can be a little kid on this road and you're not paying attention and they can hit them. That's my most important thing is for kids and other people's safety."

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office said it will patrol the area to catch those speeders and the Beauregard Parish Police Jury said it will not be adding speed bumps to the road due to legal issues. 

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