Municipality to deploy radar speed sign in response to concerns of speeding on local roadways
Tim Brody - Editor
In a June 22 news release, members of the Sioux Lookout OPP issued a reminder to motorists to practise safe and responsible driving on local roadways.
“Summer weather has brought some unsafe driving behaviours back to our local roadways. Drivers are reminded that speed limits are set to ensure the safety of all road users. Drayton Road, Sturgeon River Road, Sturgeon Meadows Road, and Abram Lake Road are all Class 5 roadways, with posted speed limits of 50 km/hr. Highways 72, 516, 642, and 664 have posted speed limits of 80 km/hr. As well as adhering to posted speed limits, drivers are responsible for driving to ever-changing road conditions,” police advised.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout has purchased a radar speed sign, which is currently being tested and calibrated.
“It will be deployed throughout the community in the coming months,” the Municipality of Sioux Lookout informed, adding, “It will both show the driver the speed they are travelling, as well as record that speed. This data will then be used to determine if additional measures are required on certain roads with respect to speed reduction.”
The Municipality shared, “We support the OPP’s messaging to the public respecting safe driving practices, and encourage motorists to follow the rules of the road, as well as being courteous to the non-motoring public (cyclists, walkers, etc.)”