Consequences of Speeding

According to National Highway Traffic Safety administration, “In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year.”

We all know that everyone is busy and doing one thing after another. Rushing is common and everyone wants to get where they’re going as soon as possible.

It is important to remember there that getting there at all is more important than getting there  fast. Speeding causes accidents and harms the driver, passengers and others on the road. Taking a step back to think about the repercussions of speeding may change your mind about the need to rush. 

NHTSA offered a list of the consequences of speeding that go beyond the most important consequence, crashing.

  • “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.”

If you are involved in a crash involving speeding of a driver give us a call for a free consultation at 618.462.1077.