Three people killed each year from speeding on Downs roads

SPEEDING has killed four people every year on Darling Downs roads for the past three years.   

Clearly we're not getting the message.   

The worst year for speed-related deaths was 2008 when seven people were killed on our roads.   

These statistics make up a portion of the overall road toll in which 80 people were killed on the Darling Downs between 2008 and 2015 as a result of the fatal five.   

The Queensland Government speeding fact sheet reveals the severity of injuries resulting from a crash, regardless of the cause, is directly related to the pre-crash speed of the vehicle.   

It also shared these tips to avoid speeding:

  • Check your speed regularly.
  • If traffic, road or weather conditions are poor, adjust your speed to suit.
  • When slowing, check speedometer as it can be hard to judge speed when you have been travelling at speed for a while.
  • Leave more than one car length between you and the car in front and, when travelling at higher speeds, increase the distance. 


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