Sunday, 5 April 2015
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1. Speed has been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries, influencing both the risk of a road crash as well as the severity of the injuries that result from crashes.
2. Excess speed is defined as exceeding the speed limit. Inappropriate speed is defined as driving at a speed unsuitable for the prevailing road and traffic conditions. Excess and inappropriate speeds are responsible for a high proportion of the mortality and morbidity that result from road crashes. In some low-income and middle-income countries, speed is estimated to be the main contributory factor in about 50% of all road crashes.
HOW DOES SPEED AFFECT TRAFFIC COLLISIONS AND INJURY
3. The higher the speed of a vehicle, the shorter the time a driver has to stop and avoid a crash. A car travelling at 50 km/h will typical require 13 metres in which to stop, while a car travelling at 40 km/h will stop in less than 8.5 metres.
4. An increase in average speed of 1 km/h typically results in a 3% higher risk of a crash involving injury, with a 4-5% increase for crashes that result in fatalities.
5. Speed also contributes to the severity of the impact when a collision does occur. For car occupants in a crash with an impact speed of 80km/h, the likelihood of death is 20 times what it would have been at an impact speed of 30km/h.
6. The relationship between speed and injury severity is particularly critical for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. For example, pedestrians have been shown to have a 90% chance of surviving when struck by a car travelling at 30 km/h or below, but less than 50% chance of surviving an impact at 45 km/h. Pedestrians have almost no chance of surviving an impact of 80 km/h.
7. Controlling vehicles speed can prevent crashes happening and can reduce the impact when they do occur, lessening the severity of injuries sustained by the victims.
8. World Health Organisation: “it is recommended that speed limiters be introduced in any country.” WHO & The Global Road Safety Partnership’s publication – “Speed Management a Road Manual for Decisions – Makers and Practitioners”, 2008, section 3.5, pages 81-83 (ISBN 978-2-940395-04-0).
9. Speed versus Fuel Consumption: British Gas achieved a 10% saving in fuel consumption by installing speed limiters on their vehicles. The average car in the UK is most economical at 52mph (83kph) at 60.5mpg. The average car travelling at 90mph (144kph) increases fuel consumption by 48%. Official UK Government figures from: www.northian.gov.uk
So contact Transit Support Service Ltd, national distributor of Autokontrol speed limiters, to get one installed on your vehicles. Remember FRSC will begin enforcing the installation of speed limiters on all commercial vehicles with effect from June 1, 2015.
Think Autokontrol speed limiters at all times!
Transit Support Service Ltd., 26, Oshodi/ Apapa Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 09033300941, 01-2901693, 08053003000