According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities.”
People speed for a multitude of reasons. One main reason being that they are late or rushing to get somewhere.
However, the Transport Accident Commission figured that, “Travelling 65km/hr in a 60km zone would only save 46 seconds over a 10km stretch of road if travel is not affected by other cars and traffic.”
This shows that the risks involved in speeding are no where near worth taking.
NHTSA listed a number of consequences that come with speeding:
- “Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
- Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
- Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
- Increased fuel consumption/cost.”
“In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people”. Remember the risks involved before you put yours and other driver’s on the road lives at risk.
Safer > Faster