When driving, a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone drives, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.
If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences.
Speed limits are there for a reason.
- Speed is one of the main factors in fatal road accidents.
- Fatal accidents are 4 times as likely on rural ‘A’ roads as urban ‘A’ roads.
- 3,121 people were killed or seriously injured in accidents where ‘exceeding the speed limit’ or ‘travelling too fast for the conditions’ was recorded as a contributory factor by the police.
- You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle.
- The speed limit is the absolute maximum and it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.