Road Safety

Issues around speeding

What is the issue with speeding?

The biggest killer of young drivers is speeding and around 80 per cent of those killed are male.
Speeding not only puts yourself and others' safety at risk, it is breaking the law. "speeding" is defined a s exceeding the maximum speed limit for the particular road and conditions. Drivers should always drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance that you can see to be clear.
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Statistics

  • The biggest killer of young drivers is speeding and around 80 per cent of those killed are male
  • One-third of all speeding drivers and rider in fatal crashes are males aged 17-25; 6 per cent are females aged 17-25
  • In 2006, nearly 30% of fatalities in Australia occurred due to speeding
  • Those most commonly involved in speed related crashes are males aged 17-39
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Road Safety initative - Don't Rush

“How sorry will you be?”

Don’t Rush message encourages passengers to tell speeding drivers to slow down. This campaign is effective because the slogan "how sorry will you be" sticks in your head. The campaign targets males aged 17 to 49, who are most frequently involved in fatal speed-related crashes.

Speeding. How sorry will you be?