Whilst the main purpose of this website is to help you avoid paying speeding tickets and speeding fines by showing you loopholes in the law and offering our brand new eBook guide, in no way to we wish to promote speeding in any way. Speed kills and your easiest option by far to avoid speeding tickets and fines is to obey the law in the first place and drive within the legal speed limit.
Driving too fast for the conditions causes, or contributes to, one third of road crashes. Excessive speed contributes to 12% of all injury collisions, 18% of crashes resulting in a serious injury and 28% of all collisions which result in a fatality. This means that around 1,000 people are killed each year on Britain’s roads because drivers and riders travel too fast, and over 6,000 are seriously injured. Drivers travelling at higher speeds have less time to identify and react to what is happening around them. It takes longer for the vehicle to stop. And the crash will be more severe, causing greater injury to the occupants and any pedestrian or rider hit by the vehicle. Approximately two-thirds of all crashes in which people are killed or injured happen on roads with a speed limit of 30 mph or less. At 35 mph a driver is twice as likely to kill someone as they are at 30 mph.
- Hit by a car at 40 mph, 9 out of 10 pedestrians will be killed
- Hit by a car at 30 mph, about half of pedestrians will live.
- Hit by a car at 20 mph, only 1 out of 10 pedestrian will be killed.
At 30 mph, vehicles travel 44 feet (about 3 car lengths) every second. 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. Unfortunately, most drivers exceed the speed limit at some time. Over half (58%) of car drivers exceed the 30 mph limit in urban areas and on 40mph roads, 27% speed.Reducing the average running speed of vehicles by just 1 mph would reduce the number of accidents by 5%.