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Speeding - A Change of Mind
November 2, 2015
Failure to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving, and speed are a deadly combination while driving. A driver may survive a low speed accident not wearing a seatbelt, caused by distracted driving. Add speed to the equation and it becomes a deadly combination. Taking a few miles per hour off the speedometer can make the difference between a major collision and a minor one. Reducing speed by just 5 miles per hour (mph) significantly reduces the amount of braking needed to bring the vehicle to a stop.
The Australian government runs a vigorous anti-speed campaign using public commercials designed to inform and transform deadly driving behaviors. Professor Ian Johnson of the Monash University Accident Research Centre narrates “Wipe Off 5”, a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) "slo-mo" anti-speed ad demonstrating the difference 5 mph makes when braking and on impact. The campaign is aimed to change the mind of drivers about speeding and promote road safety.
Wear your seatbelt, watch your speed, and practice SAFE driving!
The SAFE Driving Campaign is a POST initiative focused on reducing fatal and serious injury law enforcement traffic collisions nationwide. For further information regarding the SAFE Driving Campaign, visit the SAFE Driving Campaign on the POST Website or contact:
Janna Munk, POST Senior Consultant
Training Program Services Bureau