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.
- In 2004, 38% of male drivers ages 15-20 involved in fatal crashes were
- 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