21 November 2017

Road crashes are one of the biggest causes of death or serious injury to children and young people. With over 3000 children killed on the roads daily across the world, we think it's time to speed down.

Road Safety Week 2017 is upon us, and at Kerr's Tyres & Auto, we're joining in the campaign to ask our customers to Speed Down to Save Lives.

We know that the dark nights have us all rushing home as soon as work finishes, so we can cosy up in front of the TV and relax before work the next morning! But we also know that the difference between a car driving at 20mph and a car driving at 50mph could mean life or death.

A child hit by a car at 20mph can survive, but when a child is hit at 50mph most will die. This is a thought that we don't even want to consider - but it's a hard-hitting fact that is necessary to remember.

Up to 50% of people drive over the speed limit - these people say 'OK' to not only breaking the law, but also to putting other people into serious danger. The higher the speed of the vehicle, the higher the risk of death.

1 in 3 deaths on the road in high-income countries are caused by speed - slowing down will save lives.

Your speed also affects how quickly your car brakes. The difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph almost doubles your stopping distance. Another element that can add to your braking distance is the tread depth of your tyres. Thankfully at Kerr's Tyres & Auto we are offering a FREE Winter Health Check - so come down to your nearest centre and get your tyres checked out.

This Road Safety Week (20 - 26 November), we want you to join with us and take a stand - join Kerr Tyre's and Auto support the 'Speed Down to Save Lives' initiative by Brake. For more information on how to support the campaign, go online at http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/  


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