NHTSA’s Speed Prevention Campaign’s
In 2017, speeding was a factor in 26 percent of all traffic crash fatalities in the U.S. Since speeding-related injury causing and fatal crashes are 100 percent preventable, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has two public safety campaigns dedicated to getting the word out about the dangers associated with speeding and aggressive driving. While speeding is certainly an appealing option for those of us with fast-paced busy lifestyles, it’s never a good idea. Potentially shaving a minute or two off of your commute just isn’t worth risking your life or the lives of others.
Obey The Sign or Pay The Fine
The NHTSA’s “Obey The Sign or Pay The Fine” campaign is focused on reminding drivers about the expenses associated with speeding tickets. Speeding tickets can be very expensive. Not only do you have the initial expense of the ticket, but your insurance costs can also go up. Law enforcement officials in California and throughout the U.S. have been stepping up their efforts to enforce speed limits, so motorists can expect to get stopped if they’re routinely exceeding the speed limit.
Stop Speeding Before it Stops You
The “Stop Speeding Before it Stops You” campaign is more geared toward the dangers associated with speeding than with the monetary consequences. With this campaign, the NHTSA is educating motorists about how speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are a huge factor in injury-causing and fatal crashes each year. Unfortunately, speeding still remains one of the largest preventable factors associated with fatal crashes.
Car Accidents Caused by Speeding Drivers in San Diego
Speeding killed more than 9,700 people in the U.S. in 2017. Car accidents caused by speeding and other types of aggressive driving are completely preventable. Don’t get tempted to push the speed limit, even if you’re running late. It’s better to be a few minutes late than to get into an injury-causing or potentially fatal car accident.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a speeding driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.