Speed in and of itself doesnít kill; impacts kill.(ĎAustralians paid $1.1bn in speeding fines last financial year,í Wheelsmag. com.au.) Surely the focus of any road safety policy is to reduce the number of impacts, which any highway policeman will tell you are mostly caused by distractions or fatigue.
Speed is a factor in a tiny number of crashes, but itís the one thing that is easy to police, and thereby derive revenue. Itís time for the lies, and revenue raising, to stop.