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Speeding facts

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Drivers who travel at higher speeds have less time to identify and react to what is happening around them. It takes longer to stop. If there is a collision it is likely to be more severe, causing greater injury.

*ROSPA, 2015

 

For car occupants, the risk of being in a collision increases with greater speed.

*Road Safety Web Publication, No16, Dft, September 2010

 

Use the two second rule - Always keep two seconds distance between you and the vehicle in front. In wet or icy conditions, this should be doubled.

*ROSPA, 2015

 

You're twice as likely to kill a pedestrian at 35mph than at 30mph.

*ROSPA, 2015

 

Road deaths claim more lives than malaria globally - we all have our part to play in keeping the roads safe.

*World Health Statistics, 2008