As Fat Freddy Would Say
. . . but he was never the smartest of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. And thankfully, UK drivers stick to the speed limit, according to the Department for Transport’s A Safer Way: Consultation on Making Britain’s Roads the Safest in the World report:
Click through on the graph and download the entire report from the DfT - it’s both encouraging and thoroughly dispiriting reading.
Research suggests that pedestrians struck at 30 mph have about a 1 in 5 chance of being killed. At 20 mph the chance of a pedestrian dying is 1 in 40.
(highlighting of this report was yet another one from Tom Vanderbilt. Visit his blog & buy the book if you like what you read!)