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Safety Facts About Speeding

If you are comfortable driving faster than the speed limit then you should be comfortable with the fact that speeding was responsible for over 30% of the auto related fatalities in the United States last year, approximately 12,000 people.

Quick Facts

  • In 2004, 38% of male drivers ages 15-20 involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
  • 40% of the drivers with blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher involved in fatal crashes were speeding.  Those with blood alcohol of 0 were responsible for 15%.  Looks like there is another indicator of drunk driving besides weaving.  It's speeding!
  • Non speeders were about 72% more likely to be wearing seat belts.
  • Only 14% of speeding-related fatalities occur on Interstate Highways.
  • Texas had the most fatalities by speeding followed by California.

It seems every piece of data I find about the dangers on the road always seem to lead to this conclusion:

  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Don't speed.
  • Wear a seatbelt.
  • Keep your eyes on the road!

These are the best things you can do as a motorist to avoid becoming a fatality.  Not speeding will also save you lot's of money.  Better gas mileage, and substantially less wear and tear on your car.

Information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration