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Speed Limits

#roadrules #lawfuldriving

  1. General speed limits
  2. Speed limit for particular class of vehicles

General speed limits

A general speed limit of –

  1. 60 kilometres per hour shall apply in respect of every public road or section thereof, situated within an urban area;
  2. 100 kilometres per hour shall apply in respect of every public road or section thereof, other than a freeway, situated outside an urban area; and
  3. 120 kilometres per hour shall apply in respect of every freeway.

Speed limit for particular class of vehicles

    A speed limit of –
    1. 80 kilometres per hour shall, subject to the proviso to the said section, apply in respect to –
      1. a goods vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 9 000 kilograms
      2. a combination of motor vehicles consisting of a goods vehicle, being the drawing vehicle, and one or two trailers of which the sum of the gross vehicle mass of the goods vehicle and of the trailer or trailers exceeds 9 000 kilograms; or
      3. an articulated motor vehicle, of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor exceeds 9 000 kilograms;
    2. 100 kilometres per hour shall, subject to the proviso to the said section, apply in respect to -
      1. a bus; and
      2. a minibus used for the conveyance of persons for reward.
    1. There may be displayed on the rear of a goods vehicle, a sign denoting that such goods vehicle is subject to a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, and such sign shall comply with the requirements of standard specification SABS 1329 "Retro-reflective and Fluorescent Warning Signs for Road Vehicles", Part 3: "Signs other than triangles, chevron signs and abnormal load vehicle signs" with respect to the colours displayed on such sign.
    2. There shall from 1 May 2000, be displayed on the rear of a bus, a sign denoting that such bus is subject to a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour, and such sign shall comply with the requirements of the standard specification referred to in paragraph (a) with respect to the colours displayed on such sign.

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