New speed limits on the cards for SA

Source: Jacaranda FM

A programme is currently underway to reduce the speed limit in urban areas, particularly around schools and routes that cyclists frequent.

Earlier this month, André Piehl, a cyclist and SA champion triathlete, was killed by an alleged drunk driver.
Piehl, who was riding his bike with fellow cyclist Je’an du Preez on the R512 near Lanseria on a Saturday morning, died after he was struck by a Porsche SUV.

The news became national news and citizens begged for government to put regulations in place to protect other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation is working on a programme to reduce speed limits and prevent fatalities.

Presenting to parliament on Tuesday, the corporation said a programme is underway to reduce the speed limit in urban areas, particularly around schools and routes that cyclists frequent.

The speed limit should be reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h on urban roads, and from 120km/h to 110km/h on major roads.

 

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