According to a survey in the April edition of AAA’s Midwest Traveler magazine, motorists know that speeding is against the law, but they do it anyway.
Approximately 91 percent of participants agreed that everyone should obey speed limits, but more than 25 percent admitted that they speed without thinking about it or enjoy the feeling of driving fast.
Additionally, 16 percent of motorists in the survey said that speeding is not necessarily dangerous for skilled drivers. Male drivers were more likely to speed and teen drivers admitted to speeding more frequently than any other age group in the survey group.
Among survey takers between the ages of 16 and 20, about 1 in 10 were involved in at least one speeding-related crash in the past five years.
In Georgia, from 2000 to 2006 the number of speed-related fatal accidents increased and the chance of being serious injured was three times higher in speed-related accidents than in crashes not related to speed. However, by 2010 the number of speed-related fatalities had dropped by nearly half since 2006 according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Drivers should always obey the speed limit and steer clear of other motorists who are driving recklessly as they could cause an accident in a matter of seconds.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a speed-related auto accident caused by a careless driver, a reputable car accident lawyer can help you determine what your legal rights are. Contact The Eichholz Law Firm at (866) 947-7449.