DKT Car Driver Knowledge Test – Speed Limits
This sign means you must:
You will be sharing this road with pedestrians and other vehicles. The speed limit is 10 km/h
You are driving in a 70 km/h zone, keeping to the limit. Several vehicles pass you. One of your passengers suggests you should keep up with the other traffic. What should you do?
You are in control and it's not up to your passengers to dictate how you should drive if you are driving within legal limits.
Speed limit signs (such as the one shown) tell drivers:
You must not exceed the posted speed limit.
Having a radar detector or jammer in your car is against the law:
You are not permitted to use a radar detector or jammer in your vehicle.
Where there are no speed limit signs, the speed limit is 100 km/h, unless:
There are street lights along the road.
It is 9.20am on a school day. You are driving at 60 km/h, the same speed as traffic around you. You pass this sign but the other cars do not slow down much. What should you do?
The speed limit is 40 km/h because there may be children around.
You are driving in busy traffic in a 60 km/h zone. You feel 60 km/h is a bit too fast for the conditions. What should you do?
Your speed is something you control. If you don't feel comfortable doing a certain speed, slow down.
You are driving in busy traffic in an 80 km/h zone. It begins to rain lightly. What should you do?
Rain can cause the road to be more slippery and it will reduce visibility. Driving at a speed more suitable for the conditions is safest.
Driving faster than the maximum speed limit is:
You must never drive faster than the legally permitted limit.
If you are driving along the highway and come across road works with a reduced speed zone, you must:
The reduced speed zone is to ensure the safety of any road workers, and also because road conditions might be slippery or damaging to your vehicle at higher speeds.
When you see this sign you must:
This is a local traffic zone and is likely to have pedestrians, children and cyclists.
A Shared Traffic Zone, where pedestrians and other road users can share the road safely has a speed limit of:
Pedestrians will be using the road along with vehicles, therefore the speed limit is low - 10 km/h
What could be the penalties for driving over the speed limit
You may receive a substantial fine, lose your licence and incur demerit points for exceeding the speed limit.
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