Speeding Report by European Road Safety Observatory


Speeding: more and more severe accidents

Speed is at the core of the road safety problem. In fact, speed is involved in all accidents: no speed, no accidents. In around 30% of the fatal accidents speed is an essential contributory factor. Firstly, speed affects the risk of being involved in an accident. At a higher speed, it is more difficult to react in time and prevent an accident. Secondly, speed affects the injury consequences of an accident. At a higher (impact) speed, more energy is released when colliding with another vehicle, road user or obstacle. Part of this energy will need to be absorbed by the vulnerable human body. Very strong relationships have been established between speed and accident risk and severity.

Click on the PDF file on the right to read the full report

For further information on European Road Safety visit:

http://www.erso.eu/index.htm

Speeding Report by European Road Safety Observatory

Tips and Advice - Article No 55 RoadDriver 2010

Speeding Report by European Road Safety ObservatorySpeeding Report by European Road Safety ObservatorySpeeding Report by European Road Safety Observatory

For more information and a printable version to pass on to friends and family, click the link below.

Download PDF (206.11 Kb)