Stopping Distances - RoSPA's Pedestrian Injury Simulator

Facts

This page links to fact sheets on the topics shown in the simulator, and help to explain why they effect the stopping distances in the simulator, and the pedestrian's risk of injury. You can find out more information by clicking on the icons below.

Click here for the facts about speed. Speed
Speeding can be fatal for both drivers and pedestrians. It increases both the chances of an accident occurring, and also the seriousness of the injuries following one. By following the link you can find out the facts about speeding, and some tips which may help you avoid creeping over the limit accidentally.
Click here for the facts about mobile phone use. Mobile Phones
Using a mobile phone is distracting, it divides a drivers mental attention from the road meaning that drivers may miss road signs, warnings, and hazards. Using a mobile phone increases the time it takes a driver to react. This fact sheet talks about the dangers of using a phone and driving.
Click here for the facts about drink driving.

Drink-driving
Even one drink can effect a driver's judgement and co-ordination, and may even take a driver over the legal limit. This fact sheet gives information about the dangers of driving whilst impaired

Click here for the facts about wet weather. Wet Weather
When the roads are wet, the friction in between the car's tyres and the road surface is reduced. This can increase stopping distances and will do so dramatically when a vehicle's tyres have a shallow tread depth. This fact sheet gives advice and information about driving in the wet.


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