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Speed Limit Guideline for South Australia - Circular 38.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Governance Officers
Information - Engineering Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 14 September 2017
Contact Neville Hyatt
Email: neville.hyatt@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Speed Limit Guideline for South Australia is now available for download. The document consolidates previous Operational Instructions 4.1 to 4.8, the Traffic Control Standard - 40 km/h Precinct Speed Limit, the information in the Code of Technical Requirements relating to school zones, and the draft Shared Zone guidelines.

The Speed Limit Guideline for South Australia is now available for download from DPTI’s Technical Standards and Guidelines – Road and Traffic Management web page (http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/standards/tass) under the ‘Speed control’ heading. 

The document is intended for use by traffic engineering practitioners who are experienced in assessing speed limits.  It will be used by the department’s staff when assessing applications for speed limits, and by Councils when conducting an initial review of speed limit changes or developing proposals for shared zones or 40 km/h areas.  The document provides guidance to Councils on the process for requesting a review of speed limits, including the need for Council resolution for changes to speed limits on Council roads. 

The guideline provides additional details and South Australian variations to the speed limit information contained in the Australian Standards and Austroads’ guides, including local examples of typical uses for all speed limit values. 

DPTI’s Code of Technical Requirements (‘the Code’) has been updated to coincide with the release of the Speed Limit Guideline for South Australia.  The Code of Technical Requirements sets out the mandatory requirements for the use of traffic control devices in South Australia. 

The August 2017 version is now available on the DPTI website.  The Code can be downloaded from the Technical Standards and Guidelines - Road and Traffic Management web page (http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/standards/tass), under the ‘Legal Responsibilities and Technical Requirements for Traffic Control Devices’ heading.

Feedback from users of this document is encouraged for consideration in the next revision.  Comments can be emailed to DPTI.TASSAdminSupport@sa.gov.au.

Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact Ingrid Hunt on (08) 8226 8222, or via email at Ingrid.hunt@sa.gov.au.

 

 

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