No clear signs, no speed checks
Friday 31 August 2012
There will be no speed checks on the latest batch of roads where the limit is being raised to 130 kph because the signs indicating the new speed limit have not yet been put in place, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.
A number of roads are having their speed limit raised on Saturday but without the correct signs the police cannot check whether motorists are breaking the limit, the paper says.
The rules say signs must be placed every 100 metres on either side of the road. However, the old signs have not been replaced at several locations.
'We cannot book people for breaking the speed limit if that limit is not clearly shown,' a spokesman told the Telegraaf.
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