Texas Speeding Car Accident Statistics
- October 23, 2012
- Car Accidents
As you drive down the road peacefully and lawfully obeying the posted speed limits, you will often see cars zoom by with total disregard for the speed limit. It can bring some satisfaction to see these same drivers as they are pulled over on the side of the road receiving a speeding citation. Law enforcement has recently done a great job of cracking down on these dangerous drivers. By doing so, the law enforcement is preventing potentially fatal Dallas car accidents.
Speeding drivers are extremely dangerous and are one of the most common causes for Texas car accidents. If these drivers would slow down and obey the speed limits, many lives would be saved.
- Fatalities – Speeding is a factor in one out of every three accidents. In the United States, there are over 13,000 deaths due to speed-related accidents.
- Economics – A rarely talked about issue with accidents is the economics behind them. The annual cost of speed-related accidents is over 40 million dollars in the United States.
- Young drivers – Young male drivers are most likely to be involved in a speeding accident. Approximately forty percent of male drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 who were involved in a fatal accident were speeding at the time of the crash.
As the statistics show, speeding is never worth the extra time it saves. If you have been struck by a speeding driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Dallas car wreck lawyer at Guajardo & Marks to discuss your legal options. Call them today at 972-774-9800 for a free case evaluation.