Tapping the gas pedal to get there just a few minutes early is a real temptation when you’re in a hurry. No matter what your reason for wanting to speed, though, you could be putting yourself at risk of an accident.
A new study from the National Transportation Safety Board identified the speeding-related fatalities were three times more likely on local roads than on highways. That means that even though you may have your attention more laser-focused while on the busy highways in and around San Diego, you need to be just as attentive when driving on local roads. High speed limits and an outdated system for determining appropriate speed limits were cited by the NTSB as the reason that more than 10,000 fatalities occur every single year for high-speed accidents.
Between the years 2005 and 2014, there were more than 112,000 fatalities associated with speeding-related crashes, making up 31% of traffic deaths overall. This serves as the same portion for alcohol-related deaths over the course of the same time period. Of those involved in accidents, who were killed, 64% were speeding. As to determined speed limits, unfortunately, may vary from one state to another and are not standardized. One method to determine speed, for example, looks at the speed at or below which the majority or 85% of vehicles are
One method to determine speed, for example, looks at the speed at or below which the majority or 85% of vehicles are traveling on a specific road. However, the problem with this, according to the NTSB, is that this common practice has not been evaluated carefully. The higher the speed limit in general, the more people are likely to drive beyond it. If you have recently been involved in an accident as a result of a speeding driver, you need to consult with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer to assist you with filing a legal claim for compensation.
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