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Council received approval from Alberta Transportation to install permanent radar speed signs along Highway 72 near where the speed reduces to 50 km/h as vehicles approach the Village on the east and west sides.
The signs, which display the speed a vehicle is going, are recommended by Alberta Transportation to be turned off after 30 days of use so drivers do not become accustom to the sign and start ignoring it.
Though the flashing speed will not display during this off period, the radar will still collect data on vehicle speeds, Beiseker Chief Administrative Officer Jo Lambert said.
“The data is important,” she said. “We can go to Alberta transportation and say, ‘look this is what is happening.’”
With the current approval, council agreed to postpone the installation of the signs until the start of spring.
“There’s no sense in doing it in the middle of winter,” Deputy Mayor Al Henuset said.