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Why Speed Limits Exist

While it may seem at times that speed limits exist just to support the fruitful labor of comedy defensive driving companies, speed limits are actually expertly calculated in an effort to try to reduce the number of car crashes in that area.

Almost everyone is aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but few are completely aware of the serious dangers involved in speeding. Most people who would never dream of stepping into a vehicle even remotely buzzed don’t think twice about revving up the engine and blasting way past the posted speed limit.

The Facts about Speeding

Driving a car is inherently very dangerous. Stepping into a vehicle is the riskiest thing most Americans do in a day. In fact, in the US alone, there are around 40,000 fatalities due to car crashes each year. Most of these accidents are the result of negligence and distracted driving. But 30 percent of these deaths are the result of speeding.

Certain statistics show that every 10 mph over a speed of 50 mph a driver goes, he or she increases the risk of dying in a car crash two times. In other words, if a driver is traveling at 80mph, he or she is 8 times more likely to die in a crash.

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If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s reckless speeding, then you may have the right to recover compensation for your losses. Contact the Madison speeding accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.

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