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Traffic Safety in Alberta

Speed is the traffic safety focus for April

      

What will it take to slow us down?

Click here to see the Dead Stop video.

Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit:

  • Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision.

  • Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle in emergency situations.

  • Increases the chances that you will lose control of your vehicle.

  • Increases the probability of death or injury if there is a crash.

The difference between life and death
The chance of a pedestrian being killed increases exponentially with speed:

  • At 40 km/h, the probability of pedestrian death is approximately 20%.

  • At 60 km/h, the probability of pedestrian death is approximately 80%.

  • Death is virtually certain at speeds in excess of 80 km/h.
    (Source: Alberta Traffic Safety Plan)

One out of every four fatal crashes involves speeding.

Click on this link to listen to the Behind the Wheel Radio spot.

Click on this link to view the billboard campaign.

 


Last Updated April 01, 2014