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Do temporary speed limits apply where there is no road work activity?

did_you_knowQuestion:

Do speed limits put in place for road works being done apply if there are no road works happening at the time? For example on the road to Durban there are numerous road works happening during the week, but at weekends nothing is being done, but the yellow and red signs are still up. Are these speed limits still valid or not?

Also on the N3 from Malibongwe to Buccleuch there are 80km/h signs but no sign of any road works actually happening. How valid are these signs? Most motorists seem to ignore them, and even get angry at people actually sticking to those limits.

Answer:

As long as the temporary sign is displayed it must be obeyed. The fact that there is no work being done at that stage makes no difference. The lanes may be to narrow or the road dangerous due to the road works.