You’re running late to work or school and you have fifteen minutes to get there. Do you bite the bullet and take the tardy on your record? Or do you hop in your car and speed your way to your destination? Rather than asking yourself either of these questions you should be more concerned with the consequences of either decision. If you speed along in your car, yes you make get to your job or class on time but at what risk? Just as easily as you arrived you could have been hurt in an accident or worse hurt someone else. The risk always out weighs the benefit when it comes to speeding in your vehicle. Be an adult and take the responsibility of not making it to work on time and avoid putting everyone around you at risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) speeding alone was a contributing factor in almost 30% of all fatal crashes last year. Common sense does not always prevail when it comes to following the speed limit. A number of factors contribute to speeding but in the end, the decision to speed is yours and yours alone.
Here are a few facts pertaining to high speed collisions:
- 41% of drivers of involved in speeding accidents had a BAC (blood alcohol content) over .08
- Saturdays are the most likely days to have a high-speed collision, followed by Sundays and Fridays
- 40% of all high-speed collisions occur at curves
If you do find yourself in a situation where you have been injured in a car accident by someone recklessly speeding. You have friends at the Law Center for Car Accident Injuries.