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 7 am on Tuesday 1st March until – 7 am Wednesday 2nd March and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down.

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea

  • Save lives –If a child crosses the road 13 m in front of a car traveling at 30 km/h, it can stop just before hitting the child. However, if the car’s speed is 50 km/h or more, the child will be hit by the car and there will be little chance of survival.
  • 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

1st March 2022



Author: Geraldine Herbert

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

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