did_you_know782Question:

What is the speed limit for all taxis, trucks and public transport on urban and freeways roads

Answer:

I attach reg 293 for you. The limits are specified there

Reg 293. Speed limit for particular class of vehicle
(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 may 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 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.

(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.

Alta

Alta Swanepoel & Associates

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