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At what Speed is it Legal for Speeding Fines to be Issued?

Question:

At what speed is it legal for speeding fines to be issued?

Answer:

Regulation 292 of the National Road Traffic Act governs the general speed limits as follows:

  1. 60km/h on every public road in an urban area;
  2. 100km/h on every public road situated outside an urban area excluding a freeway;
  3. 120km/h on every freeway.

However, certain roads have specified speed limits as indicated by a road sign.

A grace of 10km/h of the posted speed limit may be applied by law enforcement before they would consider issuing a ticket for speeding. But bear in mind that this is merely a guideline and does not always have to be applied. It is important to remember that, regardless of any leeway given to motorists, once a prosecution for speeding is initiated the charge will start from 1km/h over the posted speed limit with the appropriate fine.

The speed limit is there for our safety and should not be viewed as a target.

Motorists are advised to drive at or preferably below the speed limit at all times, according to their speedometers, and be acutely aware of all of the speed limit signs that are placed on public roads, freeways etc.

Remember to always adjust your speed to the prevailing conditions (weather, visibility or traffic density).

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