Drivers who over speed cause the greatest risks on roads compared to other causes of accidents. Different statistics showing that speeding is a major factor in more than a third of all the road crashes that are fatal. Recent researches show that more than sixty nine per cent of drivers admit that they drive above the speed limits that are set on the highways. More than twenty two per cent on the other hand have admitted to exceeding the speed limits by an average of more than five miles in an hour regularly while ten per cent of the driver drive ten miles per hour more than the set speed limit repeatedly. Speeding above the set speed limits may lead to a number of dangers. Speeding normally reduces the stopping time of a vehicle. Taking a lot of time to stop increases the chance of crashing. It also increases the chances of the occurrence of an accident. It may as well increase the severity of a crash if an accident happens. Even though drivers have been made aware of the different dangers of speeding, they still over speed and exceed the set speed limits (Cann 12). Over speeding is dangerous and may be a cause of a lot of dangers on the highways.
Speeding is a major factor in road accidents since it is a cause of more than thirty percent of all the fatal accidents that happen on the highway. These accidents cause the death of more than one thousand Americans in every month. It has been estimated that speed related crashes costs to be above forty billion dollar in every year. Over speeding is a problem to both the highways and the local streets as well. Many drivers opt taking the surface streets so as to escape traffic (Cann 16). These local streets’ accidents contribute to more than eighty percent of all the car accidents.
One of the dangers of speeding is the reduction of the period that a driver may take to stop. The more a driver speeds, the less the period of time that he or she has to react in case of a situation on the road or any obstruction.