Road Safety: Speeding

Jack Murray

Biggest killer on our roads

Speeding remains the greatest cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities. Statistics from speed-related crashes from 2008 to 2012 showed:

  • About 818 were killed
  • More than 4100 people were injured each year

Facts And Stats

  • More than 80 per cent had exceeded the speed limit by up to 10 kilometers and 50 per cent by 11-25 kms per hour on at least one occasion.
  • When speeding colliding with another car head on adds their speed to your speed, so if they are doing the speed limit which is 80 and your doing 100 you are hitting the other car at 180km/h
  • Hitting a tree, a lamp pole or street sign at about 80-90 km will send the pole about where the rear passenger seat is, any faster than 100 and the sign will cut the car in half
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Speed ad - Mistakes

HPI - Dont Rush

Don't Rush is an initiative to inform people of what could happen when speeding. It has the surgeon in this picture asking questions like:
Would you rather:
a) Stick to the speed limit and arrive 10 minutes late or...
b) Speed, swerve to miss another car pulling out hit another car coming the other way,killing the other driver and snapping your girlfriends spine.

These types of questions are made to get people to think about their actions and the possible consequences when behind the wheel.