Slow down these school holidays

A RECENT global study has confirmed what road safety organisations have known for a long time – a 10pc increase to the speed limit leads to a 40pc increase in fatal crashes.

Speeding is unquestionably recognised as a major factor in both the number and severity of traffic crashes and Australian figures show eight in 10 fatalities happen on country roads where the speed limit is 100kph or higher.

Road Safety Education program director Greg Rappo has urged drivers to slow down and be aware during school holidays

“As your speed increases, so does the distance you travel while your brain is processing


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