Myth 4: Legal speeds are always safe speeds with Bruce Corben
There are many myths about driving, road safety and speeding.
In conjunction with the Motor Accident Commission, RiAus was joined by experts from the University of New South Wales, Monash University Accident Research Centre, and the Centre for Automotive Safety Research to examine some of the myths surrounding speed on the road and explain the science of speed.
Myths which were tackled included: the belief that small increases in speed do not increase risk of accident; that speed limits are arbitrarily chosen numbers; and that speed cameras are little more than revenue raisers. We learned how MAC comes up with its campaigns, and found out whether one driver can make a difference.
In this “mythbusting” style event we stripped away shock-tactics and examined common perceptions about speed and road safety with evidence collected by world leading road safety researchers.