The speed limit (statutory limit) is the limit authorized under the law. It is the speed that is posted on signs alongside roads.
The faster a vehicle is moving, the longer the distance the vehicle will travel during the reaction time. The stopping distance more than doubles between 30 and 50 km/h and nearly triples between 50 and 100 km/h.
The faster a vehicle is moving, the more information the brain receives, but it can only analyze a certain amount at any given time. At 100 km/h, it eliminates a large amount of peripheral information. This reduces your field of vision by half.
During a collision, a vehicle decelerates suddenly and passengers are thrown towards the point of impact (steering wheel, windshield, dashboard or other passengers).
An impact at:
Injury occurs as a result of the energy that is released at the moment of impact. Your internal organs (liver, lungs, heart, brain, etc.) travel at the same speed as your body when there is an impact. They are therefore projected against the internal walls of your body.
Motorists who speed run a higher risk of losing control of their vehicle. At high speeds, there is a higher risk of skidding out of control. If a vehicle is travelling too fast, the centrifugal force becomes greater than the force of friction between tires and the road, and a vehicle skids.
Speeding to save a couple of minutes… add it up. It is ridiculous.
If every driver reduced their average speed, the number of accidents and deaths happening every year on Québec roads would significantly decrease.
Data based on a total of 500 deaths.