A couple of weeks ago I had a crash that resulted in a broken ankle and quite a bit of soft tissue damage. I hit a large, immovable object. I was clipped in at the time of the crash with Shimano SPD-SL yellow (6-degree float). There was very little time between the realization of an imminent crash and the impact to disengage.
I'm far enough along in my recovery to begin planning to resume riding.
Would switching to Shimano SPD-SL red (0-degree float) decrease the amount of time required to unclip?
The answer to Clipless Pedals - Float doesn't address the speed of twisting to disenage.