Do you know the penalties for speeding?
Speed kills, there’s no two ways about it. The Village speed limit is 20mph for a reason. It is an area of high density and a large number of children. In addition, the roads are narrower than normal in an attempt to control speed.
It is still evident that a number of drivers disregard this limit and they do so with no regard for other road users. Speeding through the Village will save you no time, will cost you extra in fuel and wear and tear. It may well result in a serious accident.
Why Do People Speed?
- Impatience – just want to get places quickly
- Enjoy the experience of driving fast
- Racing to get to an appointment – running red lights
- Believe they own the highway and do as they please
- Distracted or daydreaming
- Thrill seeking- Showing off for friends – taking video
- Curious about going really fast
- Road rage – racing someone else
- Just doing what everybody else is doing
- Poor judgement after drinking or taking drugs
|Speed limit of||Actual speed|
|20||21 - 30||31 – 40||41+|
|30||31 - 40||41 – 50||51+|
|40||41 - 55||56 – 65||66+|
|50||51 - 65||66 – 75||76+|
|60||61 – 80||81 – 90||91+|
|70||71 – 90||91 – 100||101+|
|Fine = 50% of driver’s weekly income
|Fine = 100% of driver’s weekly income
7 – 28 day disqualification
4 – 6 points
|Fine = 150% of driver’s weekly income
7 – 56 day disqualification