When you can be fined for speeding
The minimum allowable distance between two speed traps
Driving into a zone with a lower speed limit
A speed trap on the bottom of a hill
Handheld speed trap requirements
- A valid calibration certificate and the operator’s certificate must be available at all times.
- A driver shall be afforded the opportunity to view the speed reading and the two certificates.
- The speed measurement equipment (SME) must be mounted on a firm and stable surface. If it is mounted in or on a vehicle, the vehicle must be stabilised.
- Site selection must be done during daytime for day and nighttime operation.
- There shall be no large, stationary, or metal objects within a radius of 50m in front of the radar SME.
- There shall be no metal road signs or vertical flat surfaces within 15 degrees on either side of the aiming direction, within a distance of 200m of the antenna.
- The equipment may only be used where there is a clear view within 45 degrees of the direction of aim over a distance of 600m.
- There shall be no high-tension cables within a radius of 100m of the antenna.
- There shall be no discharge type lamps in operation within 45 degrees of the direction of aim within 100m of the antenna.
- Equipment modified or permanently set that no signals are received and processed from vehicles more than 300m away may be used on straight roads.
- Equipment not modified shall be used where rises and bends in the road take all vehicles further than 300m out of the measuring area of the SME.