The dangers of speeding

23/01/2013 - Health and safety

It’s time to take a look at one of the biggest problems on New Zealand roads – speeding! Travelling too fast for the conditions puts you, your passengers and other road users at risk. Not only that, there are also disadvantages for your back pocket.

Driving to the speed limit and driving smoothly can cause you to save around 5-15% on your fuel bill. Speeding undermines this and costs you more money on fuel. Not to mention the additional impact of speeding fines or losing your licence.

If the money you can save isn’t enough to encourage you to stick to the speed limit then remember how dangerous speeding is to you, your family and everyone else on the road. According to the Ministry of Transport “the faster you go, the more likely you are to crash and the greater your risk of serious injury or death. No matter what causes a crash, the driver’s decision to travel at a certain speed directly affects the force of impact (and sometimes, whether there is an impact at all).”

So when you’re out and about on the road think about your speed, keep safe, and use less fuel in the process.


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