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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)

Chapter IX : Road traffic signs and general speed limit

60. Certain drivers may exceed general speed limit


1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 59, the driver of a fire-fighting vehicle, a fire-fighting response vehicle, a rescue vehicle, an emergency medical response vehicle or an ambulance who drives such vehicle in the carrying out of his or her duties, a traffic officer or a person appointeds of th African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995) who drives a vehicle in the carrying out of his or her duties or any person issued with the necessary authorization and driving a vehicle, may exceed the applicable general speed limit:Provided that—
a) he or she shall drive the vehicle concerned with due regard to the safety of other traffic; and
b) in the case of any such fire-fighting vehicle, fire-fighting response vehicle, rescue vehicle, emergency medical response vehicle, ambulance or any vehicle driven by a person issued with the necessary authorisation, such vehicle shall be fitted with a device capable of emitting a prescribed sound and with an identification lamp, as prescribed, and such device shall be so sounded and such lamp shall be in operation while the vehicle is driven in excess of the applicable general speed limit.