Young Drivers and Road Accidents in NSW
Good Morning Everyone, today I will be talking to you about speeding and its impacts. I will also be talking about possible ways to cut down on the amount of speeding related accidents in NSW. Speeding is the biggest killer of young drivers in NSW and it makes up for around 45% of all young driver accidents. I will pass some statistics around to show you.
Speeding leads to on average, 177 deaths in NSW every year, and around 80% of these deaths are to males. There are a few reasons as to why so many young males are involved in speeding accidents but the main cause is over-confidence, and in some instances a lack of experience aswell. Over-confidence isn’t uncommon in young drivers as there always seems to be the need to show off in front of mates. When you get people like this there is always a risk of passengers being killed or injured. Speeding puts everyone who is on the road in danger.
As I stated before, NSW has seen an average of 177 deaths as a result of speeding over the last two years, however in 2002 the toll of deaths related to speeding added up to 256. Since 2002 this number has dropped drastically to 162 deaths as a result of speeding.
The one rule that supports the lowering death rate on young drivers could be the speed restrictions for learner drivers, provisional 1 drivers and provisional 2 drivers that don’t allow them to travel faster than 80, 90, and 100 km/ph. These speed restrictions are a great way to keep young drivers from speeding and they are keeping other vehicles and drivers on the road safe. To stop young drivers from speeding completely, the road rules could be changed to only give young drivers one chance before they lose their license. This would teach young drivers a lesson that would hopefully keep them from speeding again.
Speeding isn’t worth risking your life for in any situation, so think before you put your foot down on the accelerator. Would you rather be late for a...
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