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SA speed amnesty ends tonight

The three-month trial period for South Australia's new 50 kilometre an hour speed limit ends at midnight tonight.

But the Royal Automobile Association (RAA) says the period of grace should have been extended on some roads.

The RAA failed to persuade police to extend an amnesty on about a dozen roads that have been zoned 50 kilometres an hour.

These include Military Road at West Beach and Valetta Road at Fulham Gardens, both in Adelaide.

The RAA's Chris Thomson, says it will continue to lobby the State Government.

"Over the course of the next month or so we'll continue to collect some speed data and if present indications continue we'll ramp up our efforts to endeavour to have those roads zoned 60 kilometres an hour," he said.

Police Operations Assistant Commissioner, Graham Barton says police will not be targeting the newly zoned areas.

"We won't be going out putting extra patrols on the roads, specifically targetting this, it will be our normal traffic patrols," he said.

Motorists caught speeding will face a fine from tomorrow.




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