Though he went searching for his cherished bike in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, it was not bicycle accident that got Paul Reubens — the actor and creator of Pee-Wee Herman — in trouble with the cops.
According to TMZ, Reubens was clocked speeding in West Hollywood, one of the top causes of car accidents. While there was no crash, personal injury, or property damage, Reubens actions did put others around him in danger.
Our firm’s auto accident attorneys in San Diego do not think that there is ever a reason for speeding. When you decide to go faster than the speed limit you increase the chances of causing personal injury to yourself and others around you. Speeding does not let you control your vehicle as easily, so if something does go wrong, you have less power to avoid an accident out on the road.
Reubens was booked by police in a 35 mph zone going close to 50 mph. If the area that he was driving was residential, there might have been kids playing nearby. Suppose one of them suddenly darted out in the road, Reubens’ 2009 Lexus might not have been able to stop in time, causing a children’s injury or even worse.
Just like law enforcement needs to crack down on drunk-drivers and dole out harsh fines for those convicted of DUI, speeding offenders need stricter punishments for their reckless driving. Why isn’t traffic school required — one class for every speeding ticket — for those who continuously get caught going over the legal limit?
The auto accident attorneys at our San Diego firm believe that the rules of our roads need to be changed for anyone who speeds. Sometimes having people lose money isn’t enough to get the message through. Sometimes drivers must learn their might kill someone to make significant improvements in preventing needless automobile accidents.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.
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