Police are appealing for tips after a speed reader board went missing from Interurban Road in Saanich.
The speed read board was installed in the 4700 block of Interurban Rd on March 10th after police received complaints from the public regarding speeding vehicles.
The boards are used by the Saanich Police to gather data on speeding. Police then use that date to allocate their resources to specific areas better to reduce the number of crashes in Saanich.
Officers returned to the location four days later to move the speed reader board to a different area. However, officers discovered it had been stolen.
All Traffic Solutions, the maker of the speed reader board, told police 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 about 20 pounds.
One of our #Saanich speed reader boards has been stolen #yyj. It's used to gather data on speeding #yyjtraffic vehicles & we use that data to allocate officers & reduce crashes. https://t.co/64RECNNIuY pic.twitter.com/MGSeEUnENB
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) March 20, 2018
“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.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police at 250-
475-4321 or to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).