Regarding mobility, a car that travels faster will take lesser time in reaching its destination; with regard safety, however, the faster a vehicle goes, the higher its risk to getting involved in an accident.
Speed greatly affects mobility and safety. In certain occasions, doing things fast have positive results, like more jobs getting accomplished; the results, however, are not the same when speed is applied in operating a vehicle.
Speeding, according to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the third major reason behind fatal car accidents. Records from the NHTSA show about 13,000 lives being lost annually due to speeding which refers not only to driving above a determined speed limit, but also to driving too fast on certain road conditions.
People who have been guilty of driving too fast have given different reason as to why they have driven at inappropriate and illegal speeds. Some of these reasons include: trying to be on time for work or for an appointment; needing to stick to schedule; not being aware of what the speed limit is; keeping up with slower drivers (those who actually observe the speed limit) causes pressure; feeling that they are still driving at safe speed even when driving over the speed limit; and, thinking that they will not be caught anyway and, even if they are caught, any damage they may cause will be taken care of by their insurance provider.
Besides increasing chances of car accidents, speeding, also significantly affects the consequences of car accidents. Other than the possibility of causing major damage to properties, too much speed can also result to more serious injuries or death.
As explained in the website of the law firm Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, speeding, in many cases, can lead to other dangerous roadway conditions that inevitably cause automobile accidents. These dangerous conditions can include inability to stop suddenly, inability to react to sudden changes in road conditions, erratic overcorrection, decreased visibility, inability to make sharp turns, and increased nervousness of other drivers.
Many states are now using various means to be able to apprehend those in the habit of speeding. Besides the fines and jail time that await offenders, they will also be held liable for whatever damages and losses their victims will suffer from.Read More