5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea


We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert

It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7am on the 18th October – 7am on the 19th October 2019 and Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend.

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea

  • Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or face a lifetime of disability.
  • Save Fuel –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9% more fuel than at 96km/h and up to 15% more than at 80km/h.
  • Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear.
  • Save Stress – Driving can actually be a relaxing and pleasant experience.
  • Save Money – Staying within the speed limits means no speeding tickets!


Geraldine Herbert

17th October 2019



Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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