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Speeding Is a Major Cause of Auto Accidents

By Steve Charpentier on March 10, 2014

Speeding Is a Major Cause of Auto AccidentsMotorists need to be attentive to those around them, which means both other vehicles as well as bicyclists and pedestrians. When motorists fail to be attentive to others, this can lead to major accidents, some of which may prove fatal. These kinds of tragedies are avoidable, which is why they need to be taken seriously in a court of law. Getting help from personal injury attorneys is key to legal success. Should you or a loved one be the victim of a reckless motorist, our team will be here for you in your time of legal need.

Right now, we'd like to go over some of the basics with regard to a common cause of auto accidents: speeding. Motorists who violate the posted speed limits need to be held accountable for their negligence.

Why Speed Limits Need to Be Followed

Speed limits are in place for a number of reasons. For one, they enure a proper flow of traffic on city streets and on highways. If all motorists travel at a fixed and consistent speed, this means fewer hassles for everyone.

More importantly, speed limits ensure proper safety for all people on the road and near the road. You'll note that certain speeds cannot be exceeded in city streets and certain zones/areas near schools, which is an important consideration to keep in mind.

The Dangers of Excessive Speed

When people exceed the speed limit, they put themselves in danger as well as others on the road. When motorists drive too fast, they force other motorists to overreact or overcorrect. This is particularly true when they are tailgated or cut off. Tailgating in particular can be very dangerous, leading to rear-end collisions and potential multi-car collisions if there are other vehicles nearby.

The dangers of speeding are extended to pedestrians and well as bicyclists. Both are more susceptible to serious injuries, and they are more likely to be struck by people who are traveling at excessive speeds.

Recklessness and Speeding Are a Common Combination

When a person drives at an excessive speed, reckless actions are more likely. This includes excessive lane changes, aggressive driving, cutting others off, and so on. These reckless actions further increase the chances of a serous accident occurring.

Dealing with Speeders On the Road

If you are on the road with a person traveling at an excessive speed, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Do not try to race or surpass this speeding motorist
  • Give this speeding motorist room on the road
  • Change lanes and allow the speeding motorist to pass you
  • Do not try to aggravate the motorist
  • Contact the authorities when you are stopped and can do so safely

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

Our auto accident lawyers will fiht diligently for you and your legal rights. We will seek compensation for any injuries or property damage that has been sustained, helping you put your life back in order. Our legal team is here for you in your time of legal need.

Speak with Our Personal Injury Attorneys About Your Legal Options

If you would like to learn more about your legal options following a serious auto accident, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. Our legal team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent results when seeking just compensation for any injuries experienced or losses sustained.

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