Keep To The Right Speed

Keep To The Right Speed

Keep To The Right Speed: The speed limit on a road in South Africa is normally specified by a sign alongside that road. A grace of 10km/h of the posted speed limit may be applied by law enforcement before they would consider issuing you with a ticket for speeding. However, this does not mean that the speed limit is 10km/h faster than the posted speed that you see on the board. Fixed speed cameras on any road, including the freeway, are set to go off when you drive 11km/h or more over the speed limit. Upon conviction, the person’s driving licence must be suspended for a minimum period of six months upon first conviction, five years upon second conviction and 10 years upon third and subsequent convictions. If no sign is present, then the general speed limits are as follows:

  • 60km/h on every public road in an urban area.
  • 100km/h on every public road situated outside an urban area, excluding a freeway.
  • 120km/h on every freeway.
  • Exceed the speed limit by more than 30km/h on a public road within an urban area. You will be arrested.
  • Exceed the speed limit by more than 40km/h outside an urban area or on a freeway. You will be arrested.

Keep To The Right Speed

 

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