Facts On Speeding

facts on speeding

 

  • Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer  safely around curves or  objects in the roadway.

 

  • Speeding  extends  the  distance  required to stop a vehicle in emergency situations.

 

  • Crash severity increases  with the speed of the vehicle at impact.

 

  • The  effectiveness  of  restraint  devices  like air bags, seatbelts, crumple zones and side beams decline as impact speed increases.

 

  • The probability of death, disfigurement, or  debilitating injury grows with higher speed at impact. Such consequences double for every 10 mph over 50 mph that a vehicle travels.

 

  • When a vehicle crashes it under goes a rapid change of speed. However the occupants keep moving at the vehicle’s previous speed until they are stopped-either by hitting an object or by being restrained by a safety belt or airbag.

 

  • When speeding there is a greater chance that other road users will misjudge how fast you are traveling.