Speed measurements on rue des Épinettes
Citizen Sylvain Davignon is campaigning to ensure greater security in rue des Épinettes. – Photo Archives La Tribune, Jessica Garneau
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Jonathan Custeau La Tribune The City of Sherbrooke undertook to take speed measurements on rue des Épinettes, in the Fleurimont sector, where the citizen Sylvain Davignon had been given a ticket for having painted the indication ” 30 km ”on the road. If Mr. Davignon has reoffended and obtained a second report last week, the president of the public safety committee, Danielle Berthold, reports that a speedometer will be installed on Wednesday.
“I had never received a request for rue des Épinettes. The Sherbrooke Police Department either. Nobody was aware of what could happen on rue des Épinettes, ”said Ms. Berthold on Monday.
“I'm waiting for the call from Mr. Davignon. Already today (Monday), speed measurements are taken by our services. A speedometer will be installed on Wednesday. Maybe it's not worth anything, but you have to start somewhere. We are taking action today. “
Danielle Berthold recalled that it was always better to go through official channels to be heard.
Sylvain Davignon, he did it again last week. He reports having written “30 km” in June in his street and that this house sign had slowed down motorists. Informed of the action, the City had erased the illegal marking.
His second statement of $ 489 was given to him for the word “Slow down”, which he had painted on a sign on the ground.
“The first ticket, I paid it, but the second, I'm going to contest it. The police told me that I was not allowed to change the speed limit myself, so I only wrote slow down. Next time, I'll use chalk, ”he says.
He no longer intends to write words on the road to communicate with motorists, but will draw in a way that attracts attention.