Drivers ignoring signage along Ou Kaapse Weg to be fined

The sign indicates that all drivers of heavy vehicles exceeding 3,5 tons, including buses, must enter the compulsory stop lane and bring their vehicles to a complete halt in compliance with the stop sign and road markings displayed in that lane.
The City of Cape Town has warned the drivers of light motor vehicles using the heavy vehicle lane that those road users who fail to comply with the stop line will be fined from Monday December 10.

This follows the installation of the final phase of a high-tech automated camera enforcement system relating to the compulsory heavy vehicle stop on the Ou Kaapse Weg approach to Steenberg Road. 

The system is capable of capturing numerous transgressions and is expected to further improve traffic safety on this downhill approach.

The signage along Ou Kaapse Weg has also been upgraded to clarify the correct usage of the compulsory truck stop on Ou Kaapse Weg.

Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Felicity Purchase, said; “The signs are repeated three times in each case. In so doing we’re exceeding the minimum legal requirements by far. Relevant regulatory signs are also displayed at appropriate positions. We’ve opted to upgrade signage to exceed the minimum standards in a bid to achieve greater levels of compliance and in the interest of road safety.”