Whether you’re late for an appointment or work, rushing to pick up your kids from school or trying to get home to catch the game…speeding isn’t the answer. The faster a car moves, the higher its risk of being involved in a collision. Speeding is one of the biggest contributors to collisions on Mississauga roadways, which can cause fatal or life-changing injuries. The City of Mississauga is reminding drivers to be aware of the posted speed limits and obey the rules of the road..
Driving 20 km/h faster than the posted speed limit might not seem like a big deal, but research shows that if you hit a pedestrian while driving 50 km/h, their survival rate is less than 20 per cent. In comparison, at 30 km/h, their survival rate is 90 per cent. As a driver, you control how fast you drive
The faster you drive, the longer it takes for you to stop. Driving fast reduces your time to think and react to an unexpected situation. Imagine driving, and a child darting out onto the road. If you were speeding, could you stop in time? This could mean the difference between life, death or a life-changing injury.
This is why we’re focusing on addressing speeding in Mississauga to keep residents safe. The City has adopted the Vision Zero goal, which aims to eliminate all fatalities and serious injuries on roadways due to collisions. Here are some of the measures that have been implemented to reduce speeding:
Remember, driving the posted speed limit is not only for your safety, but also the safety of others on the road.