The Battlefords RCMP says charges are pending after an eastbound vehicle collided with a highway signage trailer on Highway 16 and west of Delmas, Sask. Police responded to the collision at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, in a highway work zone established by the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. Equipment and signs were present and indicate that work was in progress.
The signage trailer was attached to a ministry truck and took significant damage. Battlefords Fire Dept. and EMS attended the scene of the collision. The driver of the vehicle towing the signage trailer was treated at the scene for minor injuries. A 26-year-old female driver and lone occupant of the eastbound vehicle was transported to Battlefords Union Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released after treatment. The investigation is ongoing.
The RCMP are reminding motorists when they approach signage indicating a highway work zone to slow down and pay attention. The maximum speed limit in a work zone is 60 km/h and drivers operating above the posted speed limit will be subject to fines under the Traffic Safety Act.
Base fines start at $240 plus $6 for every km/h in excess of the speed limit, and this then doubles with speeds greater than 30 km/h over the speed limit. As an example, if you maintain a highway speed of 100 km/h in a work zone the fine would be $530.00. Mounties ask everyone to drive with care as safety is everyone’s responsibility.