Sask. premier calls sign vandals 'jackwagons'

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is not happy that signs warning drivers to slow down at a dangerous stretch of highway have been vandalized and stolen.

Signs with lowered speed limit displayed ripped out of ground

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is not happy that signs warning drivers to slow down at a dangerous stretch of highway have been vandalized and stolen.

"If you know identity of the jackwagons stealing 90 km/hr signs in high collision corridor east of [Regina,] report to local police or [RCMP]," Wall said on his Twitter account Thursday.

A government spokesperson said five signs warning that a 90-kilometre-an-hour zone was ahead were knocked down. Three other other 90 km/hr signs were stolen.

The signs were put up early in June to improve safety at a dangerous stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, also known as Highway 1.

The speed limit that had been 110 km/h from the Pilot Butte access to just east of the Highway 48 junction was lowered to 90 km/h.

Police said until the stolen signs are replaced, they will issue warning tickets to drivers going faster than 90. 

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