How are we still not getting the message?

SPEEDING has contributed at least two fatal collisions every year on Clarence Valley roads for the past three years.

Clearly we're not getting the message.

>> SHOCKING TOLL: Clarence Valley's horror 2016 on the roads

The worst year for speed-related deaths was 2013 when three collisions resulted in a fatality on our roads.

These statistics make up just a portion of the overall road toll that saw 30 people killed in the Clarence between 2011 and 2015.

On the first day of the holiday period there were 40 people injured in 88 major crashes reported state-wide. There were over 700 speeding infringements given out.

>> Lasting impact: Emergency services caught up in road toll

Some tips to avoid speeding are:

  • Regularly check your speed.
  • If traffic, road or weather conditions are poor, adjust your speed to suit.
  • When slowing down, check your speedometer as it can be hard to accurately judge speed when you have been travelling at high speed for a while.
  • Leave more than one car length between you and the car in front and when travelling at higher speeds, increase this distance.

Clarence deaths and serious injuries as a result of speeding:

2011: 2 fatal collisions, 14 with serious injury

2012: 0 fatal collisions, 24 with serious injury

2013: 3 fatal collisions, 10 with serious injury

2014: 2 fatal collisions, 21 with serious injury

2015: 2 fatal collisions, 17 with serious injury

(Stats: NSW Centre for Road Safety)



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