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From Traffic Sergeant Ian Manley - Cambs Constabulary
and we quote from his public e-cops article .....

Stopping distances, consequences of hitting a child and fuel consumption are a few things that make up the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences. Remember that speed limits are there for a reason.

Motorists are also encouraged to take the following advice:

• Make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey, taking into account traffic
• Watch out for changes in the speed limit
• Drive to suit the conditions and the layout of the road
• Don’t let peer pressure encourage you to break the law
• Don't assume it's safe to break the speed limit because there is less traffic.
• Don't be tempted to put your foot down because the road ahead appears clear

Top Tips from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

• Check your speedometer regularly
• Know the limits - look for signs
• Assume lamp posts mean 30mph
• Speed limits are a maximum
• 20's plenty when kids are about
• Slow down when entering villages
• Give yourself time

For more information on road safety visit RoSPA website at: