Speeding, Braking and the Science of Road Safety.
Safe Speeds and Shared Responsibility are critical components of the Safe System Approach and the goal of zero fatal or serious injuries on our road system. Educating young drivers on the danger of speeding can contribute to that success.
The Safe System Physics Project is designed for teachers of secondary science to educate high school students aged 14 to 18 of the science behind setting speed limits and how exceeding the speed limit, even by just a few km/h, significantly reduces road safety.
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- Discussion questions designed to get students in groups and talk about what they learned in their modules
- Use of the Plickers app to engage students to talk about safe speeds
- Online reaction-time test to show reaction times and how it is affected by distractions such as cell phones
- Video links to powerful videos showing the real effects of speeding and collisions
- Practice calculations that show the results of exceeding the speed limit mathematically
- Lab activities and demonstrations for all levels designed to engage students in their learning
- Safety in motion graphs the show the data gathered to analyze and support what was found