Why You Need to Slow Down

 

MultiquoteTruck.co.uk are pleased to announce that we are now partners with road safety charity, Brake. Brake raise awareness in communities and through the media about the importance of road safety. Brake also help support victims of road traffic accidents through a support line and literature.

Facts about speeding

  • Speed is a critical factor in all road crashes and casualties: the faster you drive, the less time you have to stop in an emergency, and the harder you hit
  • Fast traffic often makes people afraid to walk or cycle. Lowering traffic speeds to 20mph around shops, schools and houses creates a safer road environment, reducing pedestrian and cyclist casualties by around 40%.
  • Speed contributes to over a quarter of fatal crashes in the UK.
  • There is a 40% reduction in casualties in 20mph zones.

 

Tips for cutting your speed down

  • Always check your speedometer to make sure you’re under the speed limit
  • Take a breath and remember that your safety and that of other road users is the most important thing
  • Try to keep a good schedule so there’s no need to speed

Read more about the Brake Pledge

 

The Brake Pledge includes six main points –  Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable. To read more about the Brake Pledge click here and use the password brakepledge