To whom it may concern, what is the law requirements in having a speed sticker at the back of a truck? is this compulsory and if so what must the trucks requirement be for it to have a sticker ?
Yes it compulsory. It used to be optional until 31 Oct 2014 when it became compulsory. Reg 293 applies.
Alta Swanepoel & Associates CC
Speed limit for particular class of vehicle
Reg 293. (1) In terms of section 59 (3) of the Act, a speed limit of—
(a) 80 kilometres per hour shall, subject to the proviso to the said section, apply in respect to—
(i) a goods vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 9 000 kilograms;
(ii) 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;
(iii) an articulated motor vehicle, of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor exceeds 9 000 kilograms; or
(iv) any breakdown vehicle that is towing another vehicle;
(b) 100 kilometres per hour shall, subject to the proviso to the said section, apply in respect of- (i) a bus; and (ii) a minibus or a midibus operating in terms of an operating licence.
(iii) a rapid transport bus and a rapid transport bus-train.
(2) (a) There shall be displayed on the rear of a goods vehicle contemplated in subregulation (1)(a), 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 SANS 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.
(b) There shall be displayed on the rear of a motor vehicle referred to in subregulation (1)(b) a sign denoting that such vehicle 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.
(3) Notwithstanding any provision in these regulations, for the purposes of this regulation, the term goods vehicle shall not include a haulage tractor.