You have to get your child to school before 8 a.m. and you need to be sitting behind your desk at work before 8:30 a.m. Often, life responsibilities drive us to operate our vehicles at less-than-safe speeds. But is speeding really worth it?
According to the following anti-speeding arguments, if you’re prone to pushing the speed limit, you really should consider whether getting somewhere two minutes faster is worth risking your life and the lives of others:
Speeding increases your chances of an accident: A speeding car takes longer to stop and the increased gravitational forces mean there’s a higher chance of losing control while trying to maneuver around a potential accident scenario.
Speeding increases the severity of damages and injuries: A car that’s moving just five miles per hour faster than another car is more likely to kill someone in the event of a collision. Numerous studies have been performed that show how the increased forces applied in a high-speed accident versus a low-speed accident can easily elevate life-threatening injuries into life-ending injuries. Consider this the next time you risk speeding to get somewhere a little faster.
Speeding could result in hefty fines, liability and other penalties: Speeding could result in an expensive ticket if you get caught by police. If you also cause a catastrophic or fatal car accident because of speeding, you could be financially and criminally liable for the damages you cause and laws you break.
Drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians who suffer injuries as a result of a driver who chooses to speed are usually on the right side of the law. If you or your family members were injured or killed by a speeding motorist, learn more about your legal rights and options by visiting our website.