August 21, 2014 3:58 pm

Vandals tear out speed signs east of Regina

Mounties driving the stretch between Regina and Balgonie noticed Wednesday vandals had knocked over several of the new 90 kilometer per hour signs.

Matt Myers / Global News

REGINA – It appears some drivers may not agree with the lower speed limit posted on Highway 1 east of the city – and they’ve decided to do something about.

Mounties driving the stretch between Regina and Balgonie noticed Wednesday that vandals had knocked over several of the new 90 kilometer per hour signs.

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The speed limit was reduced from 110 km/h in early June in an effort to improve safety. Since that time, the number of drivers ticketed has risen tenfold.

RCMP are looking into the sign vandalism and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The signs typically cost between $500 and $1,000, according to a government spokesperson.

Saskatchewan’s highways ministry hopes to have the signs repaired within a week. Until then, police will issue warnings to drivers exceeding the 90 km/h limit.

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