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How to #SlowDown?

Evidence shows that the key solutions for managing speed are establishing and enforcing speed limit laws, building or modifying roads to include features to limit speed, installing technologies in vehicles, and raising awareness about the dangers of speeding as well as the actual speed limit on each road. To manage and reduce speeds we need safe vehicles, safe roads and safe people!

Safe People Safe Roads Safe Vehicles Safe Speeds

Safe People

Speed management campaigns serve many functions. They not only help people learn about the dangers of speeding, but also about the penalties they may face if they break speed limit laws.

Signs, road markings and global positioning systems in vehicles help people know the appropriate speed limits set for any given road. Such campaigns offer practical reasons to #SlowDown.

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Safe Roads

Speed management must be a part of every road design and every review of existing roads. This can through the provision of all the safe design features needed to ensure safety at higher speeds or through the active management of vehicle speeds that account for the limitations of road design.

Setting and enforcing appropriate speed limits are also important. 30 km/h in pedestrian zones, 50 km/h at crossroad intersections and 70 km/h on undivided roads are just some examples of safer speeds that minimize the risk of fatality.

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Safe Vehicles

Not all cars are created equal and some are safer than others. How safe your car is can mean the difference between life or death in the event of a crash so make sure you choose a safe one.

Certain vehicle safety technologies can also help you manage your speed, such as intelligent speed assistance, and avoid a crash in the first place, like autonomous emergency braking. 

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