Would you believe the cheek of a man who phoned us to complain that he was driving along the M60 in the middle lane minding his own business at 55 mph when a police car came up behind him and flashed his headlights making him move across into the first lane.
Sir, this poster is just for you and we'll tell the officer in question to keep up the good work.
Well done Alex passed today with a few minors good drive and you held the nerves back enjoy the road stay safe and have funRead More
Well done Kieran on passing your test at the first attempt....
We are having a great day today at Uplands SOM. Test passes galore ... Javid has just qualified as a Driving Instructor.. Well done Javid and welcome to the Uplands family ......
Driving faster not only lessens drivers’ chances of being able to stop in time to avoid hitting someone or something. It also means if they can’t stop in time, they will hit with greater impact. The greater the impact, the greater the chances of causing serious injury or death.
A vehicle travelling at 20mph (32km/h) would stop in time to avoid a child running out three car-lengths in front. The same vehicle travelling at 25mph (40km/h) would not be able to stop in time, and would hit the child at 18mph (29km/h). This is roughly the same impact as a child falling from an upstairs window. The diagram below illustrates the impact at various speeds. The greater the impact speed, the greater the chance of death. A pedestrian hit at 30mph has a very significant one in five chance of being killed. This rises significantly to a one in three chance if they are hit at 35mph.
Well done Elisha .
Great drive passed with flying colours well deserved stay safe and have fun