Dangers clear to see
DRIVERS are being reminded of the dangers of low-level speeding, in a re-run of the ‘Let’s change the way we look at speed’ road safety campaign, which started Sunday.
The campaign highlights the dangers of low-level speeding on suburban roads, something many drivers refused to accept as a dangerous behaviour.
Queensland Government research shows 94 per cent of people admit to speeding and nearly 50 per cent admit to exceeding the designated speed limit by up to 10km/h most of the time.
People need to understand the danger of what they are doing, for the sake of themselves, their loved ones and the people they are endangering.
On average, 58 people are killed and 295 seriously injured on Queensland roads annually in speed-related crashes, and many of those hospitalised will suffer the effects of their injuries for the rest of their lives.
It’s time for drivers to change their behaviour and understand the real danger of what they are doing.
The campaign shows a serious crash caused by low-level speeding on a suburban street.
It really brings home the reality of how dangerous going just a few kilometres over the speed limit is and how it can impact other innocent road users.
The campaign runs until October 21. Mark Bailey, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads