RoSPA statement: Reports of increase speeding during UK lockdown


Following a recent BBC article, in which drivers are shown to be flouting the speed limit, Nick Lloyd, head of road safety at RoSPA, said: “We’re alarmed by the latest reports of speeding across the UK, and the reckless disregard with which some drivers treat the rules of the road just because they are more quiet than usual.

“Excessive speed at any time is dangerous, and you put other people, as well as yourself, at risk of death or serious injury. Please don’t be selfish, and stick to the limit – it’s there for a reason.

“Drivers also need to be extra vigilant given the lockdown. There are currently more children, pedestrians and cyclists out and about for their daily exercise, all throughout the day. Additionally, if you cause a crash, you will be putting frontline resources and health professionals under needless strain at a time when they should be dealing with getting the pandemic under control.”

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