speed limit icon

SLOW DOWN. ARRIVE SAFELY.

Speeding contributes to about 38% of all traffic fatalities in Washington State.* Remember there is never a need to speed. Speeding puts you, your passengers and other people on the road at risk. Choose to arrive safely.

*Data collected between 2012-2014

MORE SPEED, MORE RISK.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that for each 5-mile per hour increase in the maximum speed limit, there was a resulting 4% increase in fatalities.

men and women image

MEN AND WOMEN

While both men and women are guilty of speeding, men are more likely to speed in Washington State’s fatal crashes. Of male drivers involved in fatal crashes, nearly 30% were speeding – compared to 17% of female drivers involved in fatal crashes.

pedestrians crossing image

WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS

Pedestrian fatalities increase as car speed increases. For example, at a speed of 20 mph, nine out of ten pedestrians survive – while at a speed of 40 mph, only one out of ten pedestrians survive.

rural vs urban image

RURAL VS URBAN

Whether you’re headed down a one-way downtown, or driving along a secluded back road – all roads have speed limits. No matter where you’re at, choose to go the posted speed limit.

construction image

SURROUNDING CONDITIONS MATTER

Be sure to pay attention to contributing factors that might require you to change what speed you’re going. Whether it’s lots of traffic, intense weather conditions or poor road conditions, always be sure to adjust your speed accordingly.

REDUCING SPEEDS, REDUCING DEATHS.

Together we can make Washington roads safer by not exceeding posted speed limits. To help reduce speeding, Washington State is investing in several strategies for reducing speed such as updating the safety of high-crash locations where speeding is an issue or encouraging companies to install speed monitors in company vehicles.

speed bump image

OTHER SPEED ENGINEERING PROJECTS INCLUDE:


Speed bumps


Rumble strips


Traffic circles (roundabouts)


Electronic speedometers

RELATED VIDEOS