Friday, May 8, 2009

Accidents Caused by Excessive Speed

High-speed collisions played a role in approximately 30% of all fatal crashes in 2004 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In high-speed collisions, a vehicle undergoes such force that its structure cannot possibly protect its passengers from serious injury. When you speed:

  • The distance traveled after seeing an emergency and actually reacting to it increases.
  • The distance needed to stop a vehicle is increased.
  • The severity of a crash increases as the speed increases.
  • An airbag and seatbelt are less effective when speeding is involved.
  • For the innocent survivors of high-speed collisions, the physical and emotional recovery process can be horribly painful and unbelievably expensive.

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