Most motorists are happy to admit that they speed and most of the thought around this goes into finding justifications for this behaviour.
Of course, the minute anyone tries to justify something, it usually means they know it to be wrong at heart.
Speed causes about one-third of road fatalities, and Bobby Nitro thinks that no good will come from our justifications. Here are some facts that show speed makes a huge difference.
In the US state of Montana speed limits are similar to those in South Africa, and the death rate is 22 people in 100 000, which is roughly the same as the Western Cape. In Massachusetts speed limits are less, about the same as the UK, and the death rate is six in 100 000 people. Goes to show: less speed, less death.
One strategy to learning how to take it slower is just not being influenced by others, be your own boss. Many motorists admit that they speed up when another car pressures them from behind, while others say they speed up when the car in front of them speeds up.
Surely when it comes to these moments that could easily result in a life-or-death event, we ought to think for ourselves?