Let's change the way we look at speed

Published 6 April 2018

Driving at even a few kilometres over the speed limit can be disastrous. Many people think they have good reasons to speed—everyone does it, I only speed a little when I’m late, or I’m in control—but the truth is, there is no such thing as safe speeding.

It can be tempting to go a little over the limit, but with almost half of all serious speed-related crashes happening at 10km/h or less over the speed limit, it’s just not worth it.

Changing the way we look at speeding and driving to the conditions is just one way we can make safe choices behind the wheel.

Take the time to talk with those who are important to you and please remind family and friends the importance of driving to the conditions. Speed limits are the fastest you can safely travel in normal conditions but consideration should be given to the road conditions, weather, the light and traffic as well.

Remember, speeding isn’t all about the person driving. It’s about everyone else on the road as well, everyone can be affected by one risky choice.

It might be worth sharing and tagging your own loved ones to remind them of how special they are, it might be this message that makes all the difference.

Find out more about the dangers of speeding.