Sask. premier calls sign vandals 'jackwagons'
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.