Frequently Asked Questions: Transport and streets
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Transport and streets FAQs
Speed accounts for up to one third of all accidents on the road. It is probably our biggest challenge to change peoples attitudes to the misuse of speed and to make speeding socially unacceptable in the same way that drink driving has become. Even breaking the speed limit by just a few miles per hour greatly increases the risk to pedestrians. Hit at 20mph, one pedestrian in ten is killed, but at 40 mph, only one in ten survives!