There is a reason why the majority of roads and highways in the United States have clearly posted and strictly enforced speed limits. This reason is car crash prevention. While the posted speed limit might seem like a pesky thing that is there to interfere with your daily schedule as you rush to get to work or make a movie on time, that movie you are speeding to get to will not be very memorable if you get in a wreck on the way to it.
Speeding is never worth the minutes or even seconds you may save in driving time. Every time you push down the accelerator above the speed limit you are increasing your risk of getting in a car crash and, depending on your speed, increasing your risk of serious injury or death.
Every year there are around 40,000 fatalities in the United States as a result of serious car crashes. A full 30 percent of these deaths could have been prevented if one or both of the drivers involved abided by the posted speed limit.
Increases in the speed of a vehicle can result in losses in reaction time, increased difficulty in steering and controlling a vehicle, and a much greater risk of loss of control in general.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by another party’s negligence, then you may have the right to recover compensation for your losses. Contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.