FACT: If you are travelling at 70km/h and something occurs in front of you, your vehicle will travel about the distance across one average size home before your can mentally put your foot down on the brake. Scary to think that you travel such a distance and it is not physically or mentally possible to have any control over of that duration. Too bad if a dog was in the middle of the road.
Sure, good brakes can improve stopping time, but some people forget about reaction time. The time it takes people to realise that they need to put on the brakes.
Unless you have a Mercedes S Class vehicle which uses a computer to apply brakes when something comes out in front of you, then your vehicle is almost out of your control over a very large distance.
Your reaction time will always be the same, but the faster you are going, the more distance you will travel before you can put your foot on the brake.
If you are travelling at 10km/h over the speed limit and a car in front of you decides to stop or any animal goes across the road, there is no possible way to apply the brakes and stop without hitting the vehicle or animal in front. I hope this is a wakeup call to all the speeders. Regardless of what people think of speeding punishments, the speed limits are there for safety.
I do acknowledge that numerious associations take advantage of the money involved in speeding fines. However, road laws are designed to protect the safety of ourselves and others. In many situations, people drink and drive without any incidents occuring, but other motorists have a right to use a safe road system. Some accidents cannot be avoided as a result of human error, but if someone cannot distinguish the correct reasons for speeding fines and limits, then they are putting many people in danger.
There are some exceptions, but there is generally no reason to continually speed. It simply becomes a habit which never stops until something tragic occures. I personally, dont want to see another fellow friend and student scraped off the road like I did at the beginning of this year. He wasnt wearing his helmet and did not see the car coming towards him. The outcome although, was that if the driver had been going slower she could have stopped faster. Her vehicle probably to your suprise, was a BA XR6.