Facts to Know:

  • Nearly one in four fatal collisions involved one or more drivers travelling at a speed too great for the given conditions
  • Speeding doesn’t always kill. Brain injuries are a common injury that results from speed-related collisions
  • Speeding can cause long-term consequences that affect both you and your family
  • Speeding reduces the effectiveness of seat belts and other safety devices such as air bags and side impact beams
  • Demerits for speeding range from two points (exceeding the posted limit by less than 15 km/h) to six points (exceeding the posted limit by more than 50 km/h)
  • Over a five year period, 451 people were killed and 11,753 were injured in collisions involving unsafe speed (2010-2014)
  • In the past 10 years, there were an average 1,274 convictions each year for speeding more than 50 km/h over the speed limit

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
  • Increases the chances that you will lose control of your vehicle
  • Increases the chance of death or injury if there is a crash