Road signage height restrictions

Trevor Pietersen in front of the sign on his pavement.

Trevor Pietersen, Bothasig

I’m commenting about the speed bump street signs. I was mowing my lawn today and hit my head on the sign on my pavement.

I want to know if they need to be a certain height, as I am taller than 1.8 metres.

Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, responds: The South African Road Traffic Signs Manual (SARTSM) regulates the implementation of all signage on roads within Cape Town. Typically a warning sign should have a minimum height of 2.1m, so that pedestrians can walk safely below the sign.

Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, will visit the location of this specific warning sign and will readjust the installation, should we find it to be too low as prescribed by the SARTSM.

I want to thank Mr Pietersen for bringing this to our attention.