Expensive road sign theft and safety issue

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Between June 1, 2021 and July 9, 2021, 4 reports were received by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Fairview regarding the theft of traffic signs. These included stop and give way signs located at intersections in the Fairview, Alberta detachment area.

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Fairview RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Greg Beach said the thefts cause several issues, including motorist safety. These signs are put up to inform drivers of the need to stop or yield at the intersection. Without these panels in place the potential for collisions will increase and with it the potential for injury.

Sergeant Beach further explained that the other issue is that the cost of replacing these signs is high and that is something that no municipality needs at any time, it is an increase in the cost of operation.

Fairview RCMP encourages anyone with information about these incidents to report them to the RCMP or local police. If you have information about these events, please contact the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-4031 or your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” application available via the Apple application or Google Play Store

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