June 24, 2013

Tickets based on flawed traffic sign up for review


Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Richmond County sheriff’s officials say traffic tickets that were issued based on incorrect speed limit signs could be dismissed.

Sheriff Richard Roundtree tells the Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/11ZgpTY ) he met with State Court Solicitor Kellie McIntyre and they decided that all tickets that were issued based on the incorrect signs should be reviewed. Sheriff’s officials say fines associated with the tickets could also be reduced.  

Officials have said a contractor installed 45 mph speed limit signs on a stretch of River Watch Parkway while crews worked on improving the Augusta Canal tow path. The 55 mph speed limit was meant to be reduced during certain hours and under certain conditions, not permanently.

Authorities say the signs were likely posted in February and were covered in early June.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com