Excessive and inappropriate speeds are the root cause of many deaths and injuries on our roads. It’s not the speed itself it’s the damage caused when vehicles and objects collide.
The vast majority of drivers recognise the need to moderate their speed and our aim is to change the behaviour of drivers who continue to use excessive and inappropriate speed.
Excessive speeds are those over the speed limit, and our work with speed cameras, other enforcement and community involvement looks to reduce these.
Inappropriate speeds, meanwhile, are often those below the limit but inappropriate for the road type or conditions – for example 28mph through heavily built-up double parked area or outside schools at the busiest times of day can be inappropriate. We use a range of advice and educational tactics to help change this behaviour.