Sometimes you drive fast because you’re in a hurry; other times it’s just out of habit or because ‘everyone does it’. Did you know that the advantages of riding fast are very small compared to the disadvantages? Here are 5 reasons why you should reduce your speed on the road
When driving at 60 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, you multiply by 4 the risk of accidents. At 110 km/h in a 90 km/h zone, you multiply multiply by 6 the risk of accidents. A few kilometers per hour less can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
It’s not that much longer
At 110 km/h on the highway instead of 100 km/h, you gain 5 minutes per 100 km. Does this gain of a few minutes really justify the increased risk that accompanies it?
On average, your vehicle consumes 20% more fuel à 120 km/h qu’à 100 km/h. Even if the savings seem insignificant on a small scale, reducing your speed will save you hundreds of dollars a year!
Reduce fatigue and stress
Driving slower will be less demanding on your body: Indeed, the faster you circulate, the more information you have to process in the same time frame. , which increases fatigue and tends to decrease the level of alertness. In addition, you will no longer have to worry about radar checks…
The faster you drive, the longer the braking distances and the more difficult it is to perform an evasive manoeuvre. By slowing down, you increase the possible solutions to avoid an accident.