Police Urge Motorists to ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’
Through its current campaign, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is reminding motorists of the devastating impact speed can have; not only increasing the risk of a collision but the severity of the impact at higher speeds.
This week, Police forces across the country have been sharing messages across social media encouraging the motoring public to slow down and save lives. From Monday 25th May, visible speed enforcement activity will increase.
The NPCC reports, “On average 17 people are killed and 126 are seriously injured every month in the UK, where speed is believed to have been a significant factor.
“The distance required to stop safely significantly increases at higher speeds. At 30mph, vehicles are travelling at 44 feet per second (about 3 car lengths). Even in good conditions, the difference in stopping distance between 30 mph and 35 mph is an extra 21 feet (more than 2 car lengths). This could make all the difference in avoiding a collision.
“Speeding kills, and driving within the speed limits makes our roads safer. Please slow down and save lives.”