The legal team at Saunders Law Group knows that the people of Lakeland need strong legal representation, particularly when their case involves severe car accidents and motor vehicle collisions. Many times, these accidents are the result of reckless behaviors of other motorists.
When it comes to reckless behaviors, speeding is one of the biggest issues that affect people on the road. Let’s take a moment to consider the dangers of speeding and why you should always be cautious and law abiding while behind the wheel.
Speeding Is a Major Cause of Auto Accidents
When it comes to major auto accidents and collisions, speeding is one of the most common contributing factors. With added speed comes a greater likelihood of vehicles losing control and impacts being far more severe. We cannot stress enough how important it is to avoid speeding. It’s one of the most reckless behaviors someone can engage in while on the road.
Statistics on Speeding and Collisions
The numbers tell a tragic story.
In 2015, 35,092 people were killed in auto collisions in the United States, which was up from 2014 (32,744 deaths). Of that number, 9,557 fatalities were the result of speeding (up from 9,283). Speeding is also a contributing factor to tens of thousands non-fatal collisions every year.
Males in their teens and up through their 30s are the most likely to speed. Men in general run a great risk of this reckless on-the-road behavior.
Abide by All Traffic Signs and laws
Whenever you are on the road, it’s important that you follow all posted traffic information carefully. Drive within the speed limit rather than exceeding it. This will help prevent yourself from injuries, and it will also help prevent other people from getting into accidents around you as well.
Drive Slower in Poor Weather and Bad Road Conditions
There are many times when it’s advisable to slow down considerably while you are on the road. One example of this is when the weather is poor. Slippery and wet roads can lead to problems with traction, making accidents far more likely. By driving slower, you avoid skidding, steer clear of standing water, and can avoid hazards as they appear.
Similarly, it’s a good idea to drive much slower when the road conditions are bad. This means being extra-careful on narrow roads and dark roads with poor or little light present, for instance. When road construction is underway, you will also want to proceed slower in order to avoid collisions with other motorists or with people who are doing the road work.
How an Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
If you have been seriously injured as a result of a speeding motorist, our team can help you in your time of legal need. We will fight for the damages you deserve following a severe injury, which can address medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and so forth. We will also seek punitive damages when applicable to punish the speeding motorist and deter them from driving recklessly in the future.
Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer
For more information about your legal options following a serious motor vehicle accident, be sure to speak with an experienced attorney at our law firm today. The legal team at Saunders Law Group will help you in your time of legal need.