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What you're about to see will change your mind about speeding

There is more to speed than stopping distance. Dr Ian Johnston from the Monash University Accident Research Centre explains.

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slicksps slicksps (1550 days ago)
"There is more to speed than stopping distance" - Isn't that pretty much all he covered. My biggest wake up call was when cornering at speed, I didn't see a taxi parked on the side of the road until the last minute, lost control of the back wheels, nearly slid into oncoming traffic but somehow managed to regain control before anything serious happened. My stupidity and I've not made that mistake again since. Speeding is ok unless everyone's doing it, then there's trouble.
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"There is more to speed than stopping distance" - Isn't that pretty much all he covered. My biggest wake up call was when cornering at speed, I didn't see a taxi parked on the side of the road until the last minute, lost control of the back wheels, nearly slid into oncoming traffic but somehow managed to regain control before anything serious happened. My stupidity and I've not made that mistake again since. Speeding is ok unless everyone's doing it, then there's trouble.
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Guest: (1551 days ago)
Should have turned the wheel and avoided the truck...
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Should have turned the wheel and avoided the truck...
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Guest: (1550 days ago)
I've had a truck pull out in front of me just like in that video. I managed to swerve around it. Lucky for me nothing was coming the other way.
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I've had a truck pull out in front of me just like in that video. I managed to swerve around it. Lucky for me nothing was coming the other way.
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Guest: roger (1550 days ago)
I blame all the stupid americunts. and black drivers
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I blame all the stupid americunts. and black drivers
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Guest: Bad driving causes accidents (1550 days ago)
If he'd been going faster he would have got there before the truck. It works both ways. Bad driving causes accidents - Not speed.
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If he'd been going faster he would have got there before the truck. It works both ways. Bad driving causes accidents - Not speed.
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Samsgimp Samsgimp (1548 days ago)
Its simple, the faster you go, the greater your chances of not being able deal with objects in you path. No amount of good driving prevents shit from happening - as it almost always does. Driving carries a risk and as fallible as we all are, hope that our fellow road users will allow for this and it is arrogant to blame other road users for pulling out when we should simply drive within the prevailing conditions
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Its simple, the faster you go, the greater your chances of not being able deal with objects in you path. No amount of good driving prevents shit from happening - as it almost always does. Driving carries a risk and as fallible as we all are, hope that our fellow road users will allow for this and it is arrogant to blame other road users for pulling out when we should simply drive within the prevailing conditions
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Guest: Bruce in Orlando (1551 days ago)
That was Christopher Reeves driving! A solid argument for enforcing a 15mph speed limit. Wait make it 10mph. Wait...
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That was Christopher Reeves driving! A solid argument for enforcing a 15mph speed limit. Wait make it 10mph. Wait...
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Guest: Drives with eyes open (1550 days ago)
Who approaches an intersection at 65? Why not slow down to 55 not hit the truck and then speed up to 100 when safe to do so?
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Who approaches an intersection at 65? Why not slow down to 55 not hit the truck and then speed up to 100 when safe to do so?
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Caladon Caladon (1550 days ago)
Change your name to Drives without thinking. What if it were not an intersection? How do you know it is safe to do 100? You thought it was safe to do 100 until it was too late and you hit the truck that pulled out on you... debris on the road... a kid?
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Change your name to Drives without thinking. What if it were not an intersection? How do you know it is safe to do 100? You thought it was safe to do 100 until it was too late and you hit the truck that pulled out on you... debris on the road... a kid?
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Guest: blobby (1550 days ago)
No, speed is the dominant element in crashes and their outcomes, not bad driving.
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No, speed is the dominant element in crashes and their outcomes, not bad driving.
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Guest: this is SPARTA (1546 days ago)
Natural selection is a wonderful thing. Even after a clear demonstration the stubborn refuse to learn and repeat their mantra. They deserve what they get. It is when innocent people die you should then care.
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Natural selection is a wonderful thing. Even after a clear demonstration the stubborn refuse to learn and repeat their mantra. They deserve what they get. It is when innocent people die you should then care.
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Guest: (1551 days ago)
I blame the truck driver.
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I blame the truck driver.
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Guest: (1551 days ago)
Where theres blame theres a claim
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Where theres blame theres a claim
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Guest: More speed, more organ donors (1549 days ago)
I think most of you had the day off sick when they did the intelligence lesson at school. Speed kills - no debate?
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I think most of you had the day off sick when they did the intelligence lesson at school. Speed kills - no debate?
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Guest: Tiny Tim (679 days ago)
Latest comment: Speed does not kill. I've been in a plane at over 500mph and I'm still alive. What kills is stopping very quickly.....whatever the speed you are travelling at.
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Latest comment: Speed does not kill. I've been in a plane at over 500mph and I'm still alive. What kills is stopping very quickly.....whatever the speed you are travelling at.
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Guest: Me (1550 days ago)
Half of 60 is 30 not 5
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Half of 60 is 30 not 5
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Guest: a mercan (1550 days ago)
That's why I drive 30 mph on the interstate!
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That's why I drive 30 mph on the interstate!
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Guest: Jonny B (1549 days ago)
Speed does NOT kill, a lack of breath does!
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Speed does NOT kill, a lack of breath does!
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