Speeding Drivers (4959_14)

Request

On 14th April Inspector Richard Gathergood stated, in an article on the http://www.west-midlands.police.uk website,  that “Drivers who speed are more likely to be involved in a collision”. Can you provide me with the information/research that was used to arrive at this conclusion please?

Response

Excessive or inappropriate speed has a singularly devastating impact on the safety of road users, increasing both the risk of a crash and the severity of the consequences.  It is estimated that speeding contributes to as many as one third of all crashes resulting in death, and is the most important contributory factor to road deaths and serious injuries.

Source –  European Transport Safety Council Report 2008.

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