SPEEDING

With Young People

♡ SPEEDING ISSUE + STATISTICS ♡

Speeding – defined as "exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing" – is a dangerous driving behavior that is often overlooked.


  • Injury is the single biggest killer of Australian youth; more than all other causes combined
  • 45 per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes
  • The injury death rate for Indigenous youth is 5 times greater than for non-Indigenous youth
  • Of all hospitalisations of young Australians, almost half are drivers involved in a road traffic crash and another quarter are passengers
  • Young drivers (17 – 25 years) represent one-quarter of all Australian road deaths, but are only 10 – 15% of the licensed driver population

EXAMPLE OF A ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE

More "Lollipop Crossing Patrols" People, who hold up stop signs when children cross the road, from school. Children will be a lot more safe if a person is controlling the traffic, and it'll also draw a lot of attention to cars that a coming towards the crossing walk way, so it's more likely they'll stop.
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Just Slow Down 2011