While many people might be guilty of creeping a couple of miles over the speed limit, it’s essential to understand the consequences of speeding. Not only can it make you financially liable in the case of an accident, but it increases the risk of severe damage to your vehicle. That’s not to mention the increased risk of injury and death for you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers.
Speeding accounts for an incredible one-third of all traffic accidents in the United States annually. It’s a factor in a huge percentage of road traffic fatalities, too. Although speeding instances might be on the decline over the last couple of decades, they are still a very common occurrence.
So, whether you always stick to the speed limit or you’ve found yourself involved in an incident where speeding was involved, here are some facts, figures, and advice on speeding accidents.