Excessive speed is the real danger on the roads?

The media and some road safety organizations want us to believe that the high speed is the determining factor in road accidents. In areas of driver training there is considerable disagreement about how high speed refers to a hazard. Here we discuss some of the factors surrounding this issue. In many countries, road safety policy in the belief that high speed is the number one factor in road accidents and laws are made to rigidly enforce the speed limit, typically using high-speed cameras will built. Such a rigid application can reduce the responsibility of the driver to select a speed appropriate to the circumstances. A learner asked why the default speed limit in the UK urban 30 mph. This is an interesting question. Speed limits are related to the braking distance of a path way with junctions, bends and other hazards less than 23 feet away is a speed limit where a car was able to stop safely within this distance, with 30 mph. As a road away from built-up areas and the dangers become available stop is spaced distance increases, and thus the speed can be increased accordingly. The problem here is that the constant speed limit does not take into account random factors in the driving situation. It is a fact that most accidents occur under the posted speed limit. Re driving skills are eroding, as the decision of a reasonable rate, which is a capacity while respecting the speed limit is not taken. Learning to actively increase the speed along a busy street with parked cars and pedestrian activity simply because the speed limit, it is legal. You do not have the skills to themselves to decide what is a safe speed, and there are some danger signs obeyed. This situation is common, even with qualified pilots. Learners need to understand their own decisions, what is before them, to control the level of risk. Good laws that reflect the attitudes of society in general a high level of voluntary compliance. Speed limits do not know. If a motorist for violating the speed limit laws are punished break is not so much a feeling of guilt about the law, feel more judged unfairly. You have been found not applied on the level of driving safety, but arbitrary speed limit by a camera. This does not change the respect of engine operation to promote the rule of law or with the driver in their decision-making and responsibility. It is a feeling of despair that the cameras are placed where a car driver to cross the border, and probably not where it would be most dangerous to break it. On the acceleration of a car driver hit the choice of paying a fine and points on their license or which is given to awareness training speed. Instructor see the second option is better impedes participation is seen by drivers and not seen as a learning opportunity. This attitude is dangerous because it is a limited version of driver training and education, yet it is driver support free thought taking the streets safer, not only arbitrary speed limits.