How fast is fast enough to kill? Most people are surprised to learn that driving even a couple of kilometres over the speed limit can have devastating consequences. Sadly, in real life there's no warning… A little over can do a lot of damage.Watch the commercial
How fast is fast enough to kill?
Do you know how long it takes for an average family car to stop when travelling at 60km per hour? Find out by clicking 'start now' when you're ready, go driving and be ready to brake when instructed.
Get ready to brake…
When braking to avoid hitting something or someone 45 metres ahead of you (assuming you're travelling on a dry road in a modern vehicle with good brakes and tyres) you'd stop just in time.
A little faster?
A little more speed.
Click 'start now', drive along and apply the brake when instructed.
Get ready to brake…
A little more speed makes a big impact.
Who's hurt by speeding?
One in three people killed or injured in speed-related crashes isn't the driver. Find out why these road users are so vulnerable.
Bicycle riders can be difficult to see and on occasion can be unpredictable. Keeping to the speed limit gives drivers time to avoid possibly deadly collisions and keeps the roads safe for all users.
Young men are sometimes prone to risk-taking behaviour like speeding. Encouraging family and friends to think about their speed and keep to the speed limits is an important part of keeping them safe.
Road workers' jobs require them to be exposed to traffic. Slowing down around road works and keeping to the (often reduced) speed limits will help avoid injuries and deaths amongst the people who work on our roads.
Even with the best protective gear, a motorcyclist often comes off second best if hit by a car at speed. They're often hard to see, often appearing without drivers realising they're there. The best way to avoid collisions is to observe speed limits.
Some elderly people move slowly, and their reactions may not be as quick as younger people's. Observing speed limits gives drivers time to stop in time to keep elderly people safe.
Children often behave unpredictably and no matter how well they're taught, won't always do the right thing when crossing the road. Keep to the speed limit to give yourself the best chance of stopping in time to avoid hitting a child.
See the truth behind the excuse.
How many people on average do you think are killed or seriously injured in speed-related crashes every year in Queensland?
Unfortunately of incidents is a lot higher.
Unfortunately this is only about half of the incidents, see what looks like.
Not quite. See what looks like.
972* deaths or serious injuries is correct.
It's also unacceptable. Every figure in this diagram represents someone's parent, child, brother, sister, friend, workmate.
It isn't about numbers. It's about people. So, let's change the way we look at speed.
*average per year, 2007 to 2011
Tips to avoid speeding
Check out these videos, quizzes and facts to help you avoid speeding.