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Scona road speed limit too low, councillor says

The speed limit on Scona Road is an artificial one that snares hundreds, even thousands, of drivers in a speed trap each month, says Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson.

City rakes in speed trap cash with 'artificial posting,' Bryan Anderson says.

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The speed limit on Scona Road is an artificial one that snares hundreds, even thousands, of drivers in a speed trap each month, says Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson.

"There is almost no need to restrict speed there for safety purposes," he said. "It is simply an artifical posting."

But the hill into the river valley is a favourite spot for the city's traffic safety department. 

In September and October last year it issued 3,833 speeding tickets, while during the winter months of November to February, 1,891 tickets were handed out.

Anderson is hoping a report to be presented to council will encourage councillors to increase the speed limit of the entire road, or at least the northbound lanes, from 50 to 60 km/h.

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