Slow Down Day takes place over 24 hours from 7:00 am on Friday 27 March to 7:00 am on Saturday 28 March 2015.
The aim of Slow Down Day is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. It is recognised that excessive and inappropriate speed is a major factor in road traffic collisions. Last year saw 196 road fatalities. As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions, and this is why reducing motorists’ speed is essential to improving road safety.
So, slow down, comply with speed limits and take the conditions into account when choosing how fast to drive.