Speeding Hurts Us All – Speed Management Myths
November 09, 2022
We are living in the era of speed –always fast forward, under pressure and trying to achieve as much as possible in a limited amount of time. This is reflected in all aspects of our lives, including when driving. Speeding, even “only a bit over” the speed limit, has become a common practice for some, and this comes out in numerous studies.
Should this be acceptable when speed hurts so many people? The answer is NO.
Check out the video animation below busting some of the most common myths on driving speeds, and read more on this topic in our blog.
You can find out more about Speed Management Myths in our Speed Management Hub FAQs:
- Myth: Speed has very little impact on road safety outcomes
- Myth: Lower speed limits create congestion
- Myth: Increasing traffic speeds by only 10 kph will not have negative effects on road safety
- Myth: Reducing speed by small amounts (such as 1 or 2 kph) won’t have any effects on the crash outcome
- Myth: Putting up a sign with a lower speed limit will convince people to drive slower
- Myth: Lowering the speed limits will negatively impact the economy
- Myth: Speed bumps and rumble strips create noise and are unsafe
- Myth: Speed isn’t the problem, bad drivers are.
- Myth: Things are different in my country compared to Europe – adopting similar speed management activities is practically impossible.
- Myth: Safer speed limits will always make trips longer.