RCMP reviewing Pasadena’s speed zone signage

Paul Hutchings
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PASADENA — Police are examining the number and placement of speed zones in certain areas within Pasadena’s town limits to determine whether there is enough speed coverage.

Mayor Otto Goulding said an area on Tenth Avenue in particular needs to be reviewed.

“It’s not that there’s much speeding, we just want to make sure that the areas are properly signed,” he said. “We’d like to see some corrections.”

Goulding said on Tenth Avenue, as an example, there is a speed sign in one direction but not in another. That’s the kind of situation, he added, that needs to be corrected.

“I’d say as soon as we get the sign it will be done as soon as we can,” he said. “It’s not as urgent because it’s winter, there aren’t as many kids playing there, but we still want to get it done.”

Sgt. Terry Foster of the Deer Lake RCMP praised Pasadena’s efforts over the years to combat speeding within town limits, with reduced speed limits from 50 to 40 km/hr in some areas. But, he said, proper signage is also critical.

“Pasadena is one of these towns that have lowered its speed limits for safety, which I think is great,” he said. “But we want to make sure there is adequate signage ... it has to be there in order for us to properly enforce the laws.”

Police will be liaising with local council on the matter in the next few weeks. It’s not the first time Pasadena’s speed limits have been scrutinized. Last spring when a portion of the highway off ramp at Exit 12 collapsed due to heavy rains, highway traffic was temporarily re-routed through Pasadena. The town set up an automated speed limit sign and officials began to see degrading pavement conditions on the main road.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Pasadena, Tenth Avenue

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