I mean, we’ve heard it all the time right? How dangerous it is to speed and to go overboard on the speed limit. That’s the first thing most drivers here. Don’t go too fast on the road, because you might lose control and end up crashing if traffic suddenly catches up to you.
But really, how dangerous is speeding? We’re never told how ACTUALLY dangerous it is. Without delving too much into the statistics yet, it is safe to say that speeding is one of the most dangerous things to do on the road. Although it may seem harmless at first since you’re just harmlessly zooming past everyone, it is not always that simple.
We’ve all been in bumper to bumper traffic and seen that one guy weaving in and out in between cars to avoid traffic and to also go as fast as possible. This is actually a dangerous practice. It requires the driver to not only be on high alert constantly, but for other drivers to match the driver’s pace. This kind of driving catches regular drivers off guard and may contribute to an accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved and injured in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, call a personal injury lawyer from FLL Accident Lawyers. With decades of experience, millions of dollars won, and hundreds of clients won, we are confident in our ability to win you your case. Call us at 954-519-6353 to get a free consultation
What Is the Real Danger of Speeding?
Speeding is common in cities like Fort Lauderdale and Miami. We see it so often, we don’t realize how dangerous it ACTUALLY is.
According to the NTSB, there were over 300,000 people injured because of speeding.
In just 2015, there were almost 10,000 speeding related fatalities.
Just to put it in perspective, there have been almost 400,000 people killed in the last 10 years because of speeding. That is something to think about. Speeding is responsible for ⅓ of traffic related fatalities.
Speeding might seem harmless from the outside, but it is actually a contributor to a multitude of factors that can cause your driving experience to become significantly more dangerous. Speeding can possibly cause:
- Loss of control of the vehicle
- Reducing reaction time
- Reducing effectiveness of vehicle to be a protective shell for driver
- Increasing the necessity for more distance between other cars because of speed.
- Increasing possibility of injury or even death
This is just a shortlist of the immediate and most common side effects and dangers of speeding.
Why Do People Speed?
There are plenty of reasons.
They may be running late. Maybe they just like to drive fast. Young people, especially those under the age of 30 tend to be the fastest drivers because they like the thrill of it.
Drunk drivers are also commonly speeding because they are unaware that they are even going over the speed limit.
Sometimes, people aren’t even aware that they are going over the speed limit. Distracted or maybe they just genuinely don’t realize, but lots of people aren’t even aware.
Contacting a Personal Injury for Speeding Accidents
At FLL Accident Lawyers, our main goal is to make sure that our clients are back to their desired health and not in pain and suffering from the car accident injuries.
After a car accident, there is only pain and suffering. There is almost nothing good that comes out of being in a car accident.
To add insult to injury, being left out to dry with the medical bills and potential other losses that result from a car accident will only make it worse.
Our team of personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale are here to serve you.
We start with a free consultation to hear what happened to you and to determine the best route to help you with your case.
Once our team determines that we can help you and provide value to you, we will immediately start gathering evidence such as photos and medical bills to build you a strong case.
We don’t win until YOU win, so don’t worry about fees and payments right now, only worry about recovering and getting your health back.