Stopping Distances - RoSPA's Pedestrian Injury Simulator

Facts

This page links to factsheets on the topics shown in the simulator, which help to explain why they affect stopping distances, 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 a crash occurring, and also the seriousness of the injuries following one. This link provides facts about speeding, and some tips to help drivers avoid creeping over the limit accidentally.
Click here for the facts about mobile phone use. Mobile Phones
Using a mobile phone is distracting, and increases the risk of a driver crashing. It divides a driver’s attention from the road meaning that they may miss road signs, warnings, and hazards, and increases the time it takes a driver to react. This can easily turn a near miss into a serious accident. This link explains why and how using a mobile phone when driving is dangerous.
Click here for the facts about drink driving.

Drink-driving
Drivers who have been drinking alcohol, especially if they are over the legal drink drive limit, are much more likely to crash than those who have not. Even one alcoholic drink can effect a driver's judgement and co-ordination. This link provides information about the dangers, and consequences, of drink driving.

Click here for the facts about wet weather. Wet Weather
When the roads are wet, the friction 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 factsheet gives advice and information about driving in the wet.


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