So, why can’t I speed?
Axia College of University of Phoenix
How and why has speed become the number one cause of death to our children and a contributing factor for many of our older citizens? Speed has become such an epidemic among our teenagers that government agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) now publish records and statistics yearly. During the course of this paper we will review accident statistics, speed limits, road conditions and driving habits which are the leading causes of speeding. Even though speed is not the main factor for vehicle fatalities, speed is dangerous resulting in accidents and influencing many fatalities. Additionally, the information provided will examine some of the tools provided by law enforcement and the policies of many insurance companies today to help deter speeders and prevent automotive fatalities.
Today in the United States and in many other countries vehicle safety is paramount. In Fact, many of the automotive manufacturers have spent countless hours trying to exercise immense detail to vehicle safety, and the development to safety devices such as air bags, crumple zones, and frame and body technology. Fortunately, for drivers, these manufacturers have created real life accident scenarios which cover everything from rollovers, to frontal impacts, side impacts, and rear impacts. However, these manufacturers have yet to figure out how to create safety devices that can reduce speed related accidents, and fatalities. Ultimately, many of the vehicles built by the automotive manufacturers were never intended to be driven or used at speeds greater than the vehicles design. Yet sometimes vehicle fatalities can and do happen at reduced speeds, but many other factors can also contribute to these instances.
Speed however, does contribute to vehicle fatalities but is not the main factor to all cases. For example drunk driving, fatigue, road conditions, and as well pedestrian vs....