This quick fact focuses on why speed matters. It highlights some key facts and statistics.

Travel speed is the greatest determinant of crash outcome severity.

Many people fail to understand the effects of speed and there has been a common view that speeding is acceptable as long as it’s not too far over the speed limit. The issue though is our bodies have a limited ability to withstand crash forces without being seriously injured or killed.

Just a little over – every 5km over the limit doubles your risk of being in a casualty crash.

That time saved – is it really worth that extra minute in time savings.