We all have places to go and people to see. Our modern fast-paced lives require us to wear many hats and do many things before our day’s end. Trying to get it all done, we are often tempted to jump in our cars for a quick trip here or there. In doing so, we can often find ourselves speeding from one place to the next.
While this may seem like an efficient way to save time, speeding is very dangerous. This type of driving is one of the most common factors involved in car accidents that result in severe injury on the road and even death.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2015, across the U.S., there were 9,500 unnecessary deaths due to speeding on our roadways. Speeding alone causes more than one-third of all traffic-related fatalities. This type of aggressive and reckless driving is very hazardous on any roadway, rural or urban. It puts not only the driver in danger, but it also puts everyone else in a dangerous position.
Accident injuries due to speeding are through the roof. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicates that there were 336,742 individuals that sustained personal injuries in 2014. Their in-depth look into this unsafe driving practice shows that those who speed increase the risk of an accident, as well as the severity outcome of that accident.
We have all exceeded the speed limit at some point in our driving careers. Some of us do it more frequently than others and to a much faster extent. It is commonly believed by many that driving while intoxicated is extremely risky behavior. However, a great majority do not recognize speeding for the equally risky behavior that it is. Speeding causes just as many fatalities as does drunk driving making both of these actions equally dangerous and far too common.
When you speed it becomes much harder to control your vehicle or react to changes in your environment. It is also much harder to stop before a collision because often times there is not sufficient distance between cars or road barriers.
People speed for many reasons. Some include:
When you speed, you are subjecting yourself and everyone around you to danger. It is a decision that you can avoid by being a smart, responsible driver. If you have been injured by another party who was speeding, you could have a viable claim to pursue the damages you endured.
To determine if you have a strong case, it is advisable to speak with an Arizona car accident attorney at the Escamilla Law Group. Don’t wait to call our Mesa or Pheonix law offices to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers to discuss your Arizona personal injury claim. Our team will work diligently collecting all the necessary information to pursue your rightful compensation for injuries, pain, damages, and distress. We are highly invested in the welfare of the residents of Arizona and are here to help victims in Arizona with their personal injury claims. One of our resourceful Arizona personal injury lawyers is here to discuss your experience with you at 623-562-3838.