Most people in Michigan would admit to speeding on the road once in a while, but speeding can be deadly. In fact, studies have revealed that speeding accounts for a large percentage of fatal traffic accidents.
How often do people speed on the highway?
A recent study involving 12 million vehicles learned that two-thirds of the drivers engaged in speeding. When the researchers studied the highways, they found that 70% of the vehicles on the road were speeding. It seems that everyone does it, which makes people more likely to assume that it’s safe.
However, speeding on the road is not safe. Speeding can increase your chances of getting into a car accident because you have less time to react if you encounter an obstacle. If someone suddenly hits the brakes in front of you, you’ll find it a lot harder to avoid them if you’re driving above a safe speed for traffic and weather conditions.
Additionally, speeding increases the force of impact if you hit an obstacle or another vehicle. If you’re flying down the highway at 80 miles an hour, you’re going to have a much worse collision than if you’d been driving at 40 miles an hour. Speeding doesn’t just make it more likely that you’ll get in an accident: It also makes the accidents worse.
Why you should call an attorney if you get into a car accident
You can engage in safe driving habits, but you can’t stop everyone else on the road from speeding. When someone slams into your vehicle, you deserve compensation for your injuries. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you receive compensation from the other driver or their insurance company.