August 14, 2014 11:42 pm

Speed limit down, but ticket numbers are up

The speed limit is down on Highway 1 near Pilot Butte, but the number of speeding tickets is up.

Global News

Drivers don’t seem to be getting the message about a new speed limit on a stretch of Highway 1 east of Regina.

The maximum speed from the Pilot Butte turnoff to east of White City was reduced from 110 kilometres an hour to 90 kilometres an hour on June 3rd.

Since that time, 284 speeding tickets have been handed out. A high number, say RCMP, especially when you factor in that last year during the same time period just 19 tickets were handed out in that area.

There’s also only been one injury collision this year compared to two injuries and two deaths last year.

“The reduced speed limit still hasn’t resulted in people slowing down as much as we’d hoped,” said Cpl Dean Onyskevitch with the White Butte RCMP. “There’s still all those tickets being handed out, but as witnessed by the collisions and the type of collisions, I think it is safer.”

The speed limit was reduced as part of a provincial government pilot program targeting high collision areas.

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