Drivers confused by bizarre three-way speed limit

Drivers may have been confused by a Sydney road which featured three different signs dictating the speed limit.

“Let’s play a game,” the Reddit user wrote on the platform, sharing an image of a road with multiple signs.

One sign alerts drivers to a red light speed camera, saying the speed limit is 50km/h. On the ground, leaning up against that sign post is another sign which says 40km/h due to road work. However, on the road, the big “60” indicates the speed limit is 60km/h.

In the photo shared to Reddit, there are three different signs indicating different speed limits for O'Riordan Street in Sydney's inner-city. Source: Reddit.

The road is O’Riordan Street approaching Gardeners Road in Alexandria, in Sydney’s inner city.

“Legally, the speed limit is enforced if the numbers are surrounded by a red ring. So the numbers on the road virtually mean nothing, in the eyes of the road laws,” one person weighed in.

“It's 40. Road work signs supersede the posted limit,” another person replied.

“I work for the traffic control company that is in that area, if it is Alexandria. They're meant to cover other signs if they put out a 40 sign, so someone was lazy,” one Reddit user said.

The photo was then shared to popular Facebook page ‘Dash Cam Owners Australia”, where the discussion continued.

“The police have answered this question before when it's asked, they say the lowest speed limit is the one that applies,” one person said on Facebook.

Speed zone changed, but 40km/h roadwork limit overrules

Some joked the best thing to do in the situation is the add all the speeds together, 40, 50 and 60, which would equal 150km/h.

O’Riordan Street’s speed limit was reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h on October 13 this year.

The Road and Maritime Services website says “Where a road work speed limit sign is displayed, the speed limit is enforceable and must be obeyed.

“When approaching roadworks pay attention to all signs and obey reduced speed signs.”

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