It is unlikely that there’s anyone who doesn’t realize that speeding is dangerous. However, they may think that the main concern is getting a speeding ticket. They may think that if they are going with the flow of traffic, their speeding is safe. The truth is that speeding is one of the most common causes of not just car accidents but catastrophic accidents.
Keep reading to find out just how dangerous speeding can be. If you have been involved in a speeding accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 to get a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney.
What’s So Dangerous About Driving?
The facts about speeding are clear: It is risky. It is dangerous. It is preventable. That said, it is also very common – which leads too many drivers to believe that it is not dangerous. It is actually one of the top causes of car accidents. There are several things that make speeding so dangerous. First, it makes it harder for a vehicle to stop. If you are speeding then you should leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Second, if you are driving too fast then it will be more likely that you will lose control of the vehicle. Even a slight turn can result in a spinout at fast speeds, and if you are driving a car with a high center of gravity, such as an SUV, then your vehicle has a higher chance of rolling over at night speeds.
If you are in an accident when you are speeding, the results will be much more serious than they would if you were not speeding for two reasons. First, speeding makes your protective equipment, such as seat belts and airbags, less effective. Second, the higher the speed, the more likely a crash is to result in deadly or catastrophic injuries.
Has Your Life Been Impacted by Another Driver’s Speed?
Have you been injured in a car accident in which the other driver was speeding? Have you lost a loved one due to another driver speeding? If your life has been impacted in a car accident then you should seek legal help. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we can offer a free legal case evaluation. Give us a call at 602-340-0030 and we can go over your case. If we decide to take it, you will not owe us a penny until we win the case – and you will owe us nothing if we do not win the case.