South Yorkshire: Commuters urged to slow down in road safety campaign

Commuters across the region are being encouraged to slow down and stick to the speed limit in a new campaign by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.

By Sam Chetwynd
Friday, 28th February 2014, 10:00 am
Guardian News
Guardian News

Its advertising campaign will show a roundabout road sign with each exit depicting the consequences of speeding from attending a speed awareness course, points on a licence to a possible route to the cemetery.

There were 4,446 casualties in collisions on roads in South Yorkshire in 2012 with 29 fatalities and 450 seriously injured.

The partnership said the commute to work is a journey regularly made and people could become complacent. Drivers are urged to give the whole journey their full attention and travel at the appropriate speed for the weather conditions.

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads commuter driver campaign focuses on the decisions that drivers make.

If a driver decides to exceed the speed limit they are breaking the law and, depending on the severity of the offence, they may be offered a speed awareness course, points on their licence or lose their licence altogether. If they are involved in a serious or fatal collision, a prison sentence is possible.