SPEEDING AND CAR ACCIDENTS
Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents throughout the United States. In fact, according to research performed by the American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, speeding almost triples your odds of causing or being involved in a car accident.
The Importance of Speed Limits
Speed limits are designed to ensure that every vehicle on a given stretch of road is traveling at roughly the same speed. If one vehicle is going much faster than the posted limit, other motorists nearby may end up miscalculating their speed in relation to the other driver, thereby putting everyone on the road at a higher risk of collision.
Speeding drivers also significantly reduce their stopping distance and reaction time, giving them less control over their vehicle. Speed limits are enforced for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and children as much as motorists.