Slow down to stay safer on the road
The consequences of speeding
Whatever the circumstances of any collision, whether on a rural or urban road, speeding will always make things worse and could make them deadly.
Sadly, there are too many people who feel it is acceptable, and even harmless, to speed.
Too many families are living with the devastation caused by those who choose to speed.
Speed limits are set for safety and are the absolute maximum at which you should travel.
Every time you drive faster than the speed limit, or too fast for the weather or road conditions, you increase your risk of crashing, which in turn increases the risk of someone being killed or harmed.
Speed does not need to be high to kill or seriously injure.
Everyone has a personal responsibility to drive in a way that keeps them and others safe.
Everyone shares the responsibility to prevent deaths and injuries.
- slow down
- pay greater attention to their surroundings and road conditions
- allow more time for their journey
- not get distracted while driving
- not use a mobile phone when driving
- never drive or ride a motorbike after drinking or taking drugs
Whether you're a driver or passenger, always wear a seatbelt.
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There's no need to speed. If everyone stops speeding, more people live and fewer people have to deal with life-changing injuries.
It is always much better to arrive late and alive than not to arrive at all.