Speeding in Kruger

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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Alf » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:15 pm

I think it was the game capture unit that were driving up and down fast to see if they can get some meat to braai O**
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Richprins » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:21 pm

=O:
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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:25 pm

Today there was a lot of traffic of all kinds in the park (I wonder why :-? It's not Friday -O- ) but I only saw one speeding seriously \O
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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Richprins » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:06 pm

KNP clamps down on offenders in the park
Ike Phaahla, spokesperson for the KNP, said during the festive season, from December 1 to 31, a total of 398 fines were issued in the park. Of these, 304 were for speeding.
6 hours ago

The Kruger National Park (KNP) management has adopted a zero-tolerance attitude to speeding. This was reflected in the amount of fines issued during the festive season.


“We had a high number of speeding fines issued to tourists who were visiting, but half the fines were for staff members.”

The speed limit in the Kruger Park is 50 kilometres per hour on tar and 40 kilometres per hour on gravel. Visitors to the KNP are routinely asked to be on the lookout while driving, and to always give animals the right of way.



KNP staff are allowed to drive up to 65 kilometres per hour, and if they are found driving over that limit, traffic officers issue them with fines, like any other motorists.

For employees, there is a form that traffic officers complete during the issuing of the J534 (speeding) that needs the particulars of the staff member, such as the name, employee number, their supervisor’s name and contact details, and their department.

Protection services then contact the offender’s particular supervisor about the issued J534, and the supervisor takes disciplinary action against the staff member who committed the offence.

“Our staff members who were given those fines will also face disciplinary action,” Phaahla confirmed.
Staff vehicles are monitored by speed traps, and if is an official vehicle, there is a tracker system to assist monitoring. All official vehicles are limited to 65 kilometres per hour. Over that, if the speed is not reduced, the vehicle will stall.

A total of 94 fines were issued during the same time period, according to various regulations of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, Act 57 of 2003 (NEM).

These type of fines comprise violations such as the feeding of animals, the removal of wood, sand, gravel, stone or other material, entering or leaving the park at any place other than through an official point or entry and exit without the written permission of the management authority, or staying overnight without paying the applicable fees.



NEM fines are also issued for driving a vehicle in a manner that constitutes a nuisance, disturbance, inconvenience, or danger to any other person, driving in a manner that causes an obstruction, blocks the pathway of a management operation or emergency vehicles, to drive or park anywhere except on a designated road or place, or to drive or operate any vehicle in a reckless, negligent or deliberate manner, or with the intentional disregard for the safety of any person, species, specimen or property of whatever nature.

When a visitor exceeds the speed limit on gravel roads, fines are issued according to both the NEM Act and various regulations according the National Road Traffic Regulations.

Fines vary from R100 to R1 500 depending on the speed recorded. If exceeding 84 kilometres per hour, the driver could land up in court. When exceeding the speed limit on tar roads, fines can vary from R100 to R1 500 depending on the speed recorded, and if exceeding 94 kilometres per hour, the driver could land up in court.


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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Klipspringer » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:39 pm

Here the rules for contractors

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR WORKING IN A NATIONAL PARK OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN A NATIONAL PARK


http://www.sanparks.org/docs/groups_ten ... to-bid.pdf
page 163:

8. TRAVELLING TIMES AND TRANSPORT MATTERS
8.1 All private and official trips within a national park, must be undertaken during daylight hours
and permission to travel after-hours will only be given in emergencies, by the Park Manager
or designated person.
8.2 No person (employee or visitor) may transport passengers on the back of an open vehicle
within a national park, unless in the execution of official duties.
9. ROAD RULES AND SPEED LIMITS
9.1 Road Rules
All personnel, whether in an official or private capacity, must ensure that their driving sets an
example to other drivers. Although all people working in a park with the necessary approval,
may drive at a faster speed than the tourists, they must do this as unobtrusively as possible
by approaching another vehicle at a decreased speed, passing it and then accelerating slowly
to the required speed. As soon as an oncoming vehicle is in sight, speed must once again be
decreased until the vehicle is out of sight.
9.2 Speed limit for personnel
All employees of SANParks, as well as employees from outside organizations with written
consent working in a national park, may travel at a maximum speed of 65km/h during the day
and 50km/h at night regardless of the speed limit. These speed limits are applicable to all
official trips and may only be exceeded in emergencies. Personnel and/or their spouses may
also drive at 65km/h during the day, whilst in their private vehicles en route to the entrance
gate closest to their residence. During private trips in the rest of the park, the designated speed
limit has to be adhered to as well as in all the rest camps and personnel villages.
Please take note that all transgressors of this privilege will be prosecuted in the same way as
tourists who disregard the speed limit.
10. CONTROL AT ENTRANCE AND RESTCAMP GATES
When entering or leaving an entrance gate of a national park, you must identify yourself to the
tourist officer in charge. No one may leave a rest camp after hours unless the Park Manager or
designated person has granted permission and any one arriving after hours at a rest camp must
report to the Park Manager or designated person.
11. ENTRANCE TO NO-ENTRY ROADS
Fire-break and patrol roads
Please take note that no one may drive along a fire-break or patrol road with a no-entry sign in
their private capacity or along any road which has been closed in any way. Only the Park
Manager or designated person may give permission to do so. When a fire-break or patrol road
has to be used officially the Park Manager or designated person must preferable be given prior
notice of the date and the route. If it is not possible to notify him, it must be done immediately on
completion of the trip.
12. GUEST PRIVILEGES
Arrangements regarding guests must be made by the site supervisor with the Park Manager or
designated person.
Only immediate family members (parents and children) will be allowed free access to a national
park with the permission of the Park Manager or designated person.

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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Richprins » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:30 pm

Yes, Klippies, always had the same rules. The enforcement and consequences have just vanished... O:V
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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:47 am

On all roads in SA, inside or outside National parks, it seems that the rules are made to be broken O**
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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Peter Betts » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:12 am

Gosh in the old days I reckon I have driven on all the No Entry Roads in Kruger ...BUT I had reason too. ...Helping with research observations, delivering puppies to remote section Rangers, , Going to remote sites with my young family with verbal permission of relevant section Rangers (Often they just offered that I go to these places..especially in Stolznek and P Kop Sections) Great times and I never abused that privalege ..Today its a different matter ...Probably be arrested as a Rhino Poacher etc

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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:57 am

Times have changed since "the old days", Peter ;-) and we must all try to behave according to the change :yes:
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Re: Speeding in Kruger

Post by Peter Betts » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:12 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:57 am
Times have changed since "the old days", Peter ;-) and we must all try to behave according to the change :yes:
Absolutely

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