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Road to Zero raise awareness of speeding in bad weather conditions

A Northern Ireland safety community programme have raised awareness of driving over the speed limit in icy weather.

Road to Zero has taken to Twitter to show the distance it takes for a vehicle to come to a stand still stop.

With the current weather conditions, the community programme are raising awareness of speed.

The higher the speed, the less time a driver has to stop if something unexpected happens.

The graph shows examples of braking distances and how far it would take for a vehicle to stop.

The safety community group posted: "Travelling at 30mph in normal conditions, a car will take on average 23 metres (six average car lengths) to come to a stop.

"The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.

"You can never control the consequences if you speed."

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