Mess & Crash

The statistics

 

Speeding increases the risk of death

  • At 30 km per hour, 1 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • A4 50 km per hour, 5 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • At 60 km per hour, 9 in 10 pedestrians will die

The risk of death in Ireland

Speed is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in the Republic of Ireland; 29% of road deaths between 1996 and 2004 in Ireland were due to speeding.

The faster the speed, the bigger the hit

  • Crashing into an object at 50 km per hour is like falling from a 3 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 65 km per hour is like falling from a 5 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 80 km per hour is like falling from a 8 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 95 km per hour is like falling from a 12 storey building