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Speeding is one of the main factors in fatal road accidents. The difference of a few extra miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death.

On average, 10 people die and 100 people are seriously injured on Great Britain's roads each day.

Two-thirds of all crashes in which people are killed or injured happen on roads with a speed limit of 30mph or less. At 35mph a driver is twice as likely to kill someone as they are at 30mph.

  • Hit by a car at 40mph, 9 out of 10 pedestrians will be killed
  • Hit by a car at 30mph, around 80 per cent of pedestrians will survive
  • Hit by a car at 20mph, only 1 out of 10 pedestrians will be killed

Accident risk rises the faster a driver travels. At 25 per cent above the average speed, a driver is about six times more likely to have an accident than a driver travelling at the average speed.

At 30mph, vehicles travel 44 feet (about three car lengths) every second. Even in good conditions, the difference in stopping distance between 30mph and 35mph is an extra 21 feet - more than two car lengths.

Speed Cameras

Safety Camera operation in Torbay is operated through the Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership (DCSCP). 

If you have been caught speeding visit the Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership Opens in a new window website to find our what happens next.

Speed Watch

Speed Watch is a scheme that empowers and involves entire communities in our quest to drive down the speeds of vehicles in limits of 40mph and below. For more information visit the Speed Watch Opens in a new window website.