General speed limits in terms of the National Road Traffic Act and its Regulations are:
· 60 km/h on a public road within an urban area
· 100 km/h on public road outside an urban area which is not a freeway; and
Check out the guideline of fines you can expect to pay should you be caught speeding on SA roads.
· 120 km/h on every freeway.
Road traffic signs can also prescribe speed limits which may be lower or higher than the general limits applicable on a public road.
Here is a guideline of the fines you can expect to pay should you be caught speeding on SA roads:
Speed in Excess of the Speed Limit
Fine in Rand
11 – 15km/h
16 – 20km/h
21 – 25km/h
26 – 30km/h
31 – 35km/h
36 – 40km/h
Court appearance on criminal charge
*Fines my vary according to region and is left to the discretion of the magistrate of that region