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EFFECT OF INTERNATIONAL LOWERING OF SPEED LIMITS

In Sweden, Great Britain, Finland and other European countries road fatalities were reduced by lowering the speed limits. The lower speed limits reduced the severity of crashes as well as their number.

Currently 40% of South African drivers exceed the 120km/h speed limit, 80% the 100km/h limit and 90% the 60km/h limit.

  • Information provided by Road Accident Fund
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