How would you feel if you were responsible for killing another person?
Excessive speed contributes to 26% of all fatalities.
The faster a vehicle is driven, the less time there is to react to hazards, and, if a collision takes place with another vehicle, cyclist, pedestrian or inanimate object, the more powerful the impact and the greater the likelihood of death and serious injury.
Remember – when you are driving you have a responsibility for other road users and your passengers.
So kill your speed now before speed kills you and others.
- Always keep to the speed limit and slow down near to schools and colleges.
- Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you – count two seconds between you and them as this is your braking space in a crisis. Double this distance in wet conditions.
- Only overtake on a single carriageway road if it is safe to do so within the speed limit.
- On motorways and dual carriageways always stay in the left hand lane, unless overtaking.
- Always approach bends with caution, as you never know what is just around the corner.