Please believe me when I say, I really do NOT want to come across all preachy, if that’s even a word, but I’m sure speed is one of those subjects where most parents / guardians will agree, that speed management is one of the most important skills a newly qualified diver needs to understand.
Whilst the UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, many drivers still fail to adhere to the speed limits that are posted. Speed is a critical factor in most road traffic accidents, and it is imperative that motorists recognise when and how to apply effective speed management techniques.
Perception and education is everything!
If you think about the way someone who drinks and drives is generally perceived, Dangerous, Anti-social, Selfish, and compare that to someone who speeds, even if it’s only occasionally. Part of their training will involve the understanding of how speed, just like Drink driving, increases their chances of being involved in an accident, and the potential consequences, be that Legal, Financial, or Personal
SPEED – a link to the speed page on the Student Resources page