Speeding While Driving is Dangerous, Period
It’s reasonable to want to get to your destination in as timely a manner as possible. However, sometimes we are running late, or are simply excited, and we want to speed up the process to get there faster. Unfortunately, a lot of people speed while driving, sometimes intentionally and sometimes entirely inadvertently. However, speeding is truly one of the most dangerous things that you can do.
A recent study found that, in cases where speeding was the cause of the accident, the faster the person was going, the more serious and long-lasting the injuries that were sustained. Here is further information about why you shouldn’t speed and what to do if you are in an accident related to speeding.
The Dangers of Speeding
People rarely consider the full range of danger and risks that come with speeding, but they are very extensive. Speeding leads to numerous risks to your overall control of the car and, should an accident occur, greater puts you and others at risks.
Some of these risks include:
- More likely to lose control of the vehicle when having to turn or in rain or snow
- Car is more likely to roll when speeding, with the chance of rolling going up to 40% depending on how fast.
- More likely to experience severe neck injuries such as vertebrae fractures, strains, and long lasting damage to nerves and muscles in the neck.
- The faster you are going, the more likely you are to experience a serious injury or even the chance of death.
In addition to the risk to yourself, when speeding, you create less of an opportunity to make a safe change of direction or speed when those around you change lanes suddenly or stop suddenly.
Why Do People Speed?
Most often, people speed because of the simple fact that they think it is harmless or think that they won’t be caught doing it. Many see people speed by them in traffic and nothing happen, and as a result, think they can do the same thing. More practically, people typically speed when they feel they are running late, more often happening on the way to work or another major event.
People also speed when after they have been held up in traffic for a long time, wanting to rush off and “make up time.” Finally, people often speed because they do not give themselves enough time to follow the speed limit and make it to their destination on time.
Hit By a Speeding Car in Orlando?
Regardless of the reasons or thoughts behind speeding, it is better to drive defensively and to protect yourself and others in the car with you. By driving defensively, you lower your chances of a ticket (and an accident) to as close to zero as you can possibly get. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident that was a result of speeding, then we here at Payer Law can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. To learn more about your rights after a car accident, or to schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation with our team of Orlando car accident attorneys, please do not hesitate to contact us today.