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Speeding and the increased risk of a car accident

Drivers are responsible for following the rules of the road and avoiding behaviors that could increase the chance of an accident. One of the most important responsibilities of a driver is to adhere to the speed limit on all roads. Driving even a few miles per hour over the posted speed limit could result in an increased chance of a car accident, and it could bring other risks for all Arizona motorists. Speeding is a dangerous and preventable form of reckless driving. 

What’s so bad about speeding? 

Many drivers feel the urge to speed because they are in a hurry to reach their destination faster. In their haste, they are likely not considering the potential impact of speeding. Some of the ways that speeding can endanger drivers and others on the road include: 

  • It increases the chance the driver will lose control of the vehicle. 
  • It reduces the effectiveness of safety equipment, such as seatbelts. 
  • It makes it more likely someone will suffer severe injuries. 
  • It increases the stopping distance required after seeing a hazard. 

If a speeding driver causes an accident that results in the harm of another Arizona motorist, that individual may be responsible for the losses and other damages suffered by the victim. 

Holding speeding drivers accountable

Speeding drivers can be held to account for their actions that cause harm to others. Through the civil justice system, one can seek damages and compensation for accident-related financial losses. After a crash caused by a speeding driver, it may be beneficial to discuss options with an experienced personal injury attorney.  

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