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UPDATE:

On the evening of March 21, 2018 our officers were in an area near Hyacinth Park and spoke to a person who was in possession of our speed reader board. The person found it while “binning” near the area of Glandford Ave/Vanalman Ave. There is very little damage to the instrument and our Traffic Safety Unit should have all our Speed Reader Boards up and running again shortly. Thank you to everyone who helped us by getting the message out there!

 

Original Release:

On March 10th officers from the Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit attended the 4700 block of Interurban Rd to install a Speed Reader Board after receiving complaints from the public regarding speeding vehicles. 

Speed reader boards are used by the Saanich Police to gather data on speeding, which is a high risk driving behaviour, and a leading cause of crashes. After reviewing the data the Saanich Police are better able to allocate their resources to specific areas to reduce the number of crashes in Saanich. 

On March 14th officers returned to the location, to move the speed reader board to a new location, however the board had been stolen.  Police contacted All Traffic Solutions, the maker of the speed reader board, however the GPS unit had been disabled and was last known to be in the area of Vanalman Ave/Glanford Ave. 

The speed reader board is valued at approximately $5300 and is described as an electronic black sign that measures 24”X17” and weighs approximately 20 pounds.

“The theft of this speed reader board will greatly impact service delivery to our community” said Sgt. Jereme Leslie. “We rely on this type of technology to help us distribute our resources and keep over 600kms of Saanich roads safe.” 

If you know who stole the speed reader board please contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Sgt. Jereme Leslie

SPD File 18-05814 refers

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