Snailed It – April 2018
Motorists are urged to proudly slow down to reduce the risks of road trauma due to speeding with the hash tag “#snailedit”.
It’s no myth that lower speeds save lives. Despite years of warnings, education campaigns and police enforcement, speeding is still the major contributing factor towards death and serious injury on Western Australian roads.
Speed contributed to more than a third of all road fatalities in 2016, killing 65 people in Western Australia. There were a further 221 serious injuries in crashes where speeding was a factor.
It’s simple – the faster you travel, the less time you have to react to emergencies or to stop. And if you do crash, the faster you are travelling, even if within the speed limit, the greater the risk of injury to you and your passengers.