Every 48 seconds in America someone get a speeding . A study was taken by the DOC ( department of corrections) back in 2012. The reason given most for why a person was speeding was because they were in a rush to get somewhere. The second reason most given is that they did not know what the speed limit was. On October 4th 2014 I was given a speeding ticket for going 26 miles per hour in a 15 mile per hour lane. when I was pulled over and asked why I was going so fast, I did not have any excuse. I was clearly in the wrong. After doing some research on the subject at hand , I now realize the importance of following all of the traffic laws issued by the federal government.
Every 5mph over 60mph you pay an extra .24 per gallon of gas
13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding
Crashes where speed is an issue cost society more than $40 billion annually
In the U.S.A. it costs society more than $76,000 for every minute you gain by speeding
Slow down in that school zone: many do not comply with a lower speed limit
As I was reading some facts about the dangers of speeding, I realized there are some ways i can save money. for example, going 5 mph under the speed limit give you an extra 2 miles to the gallon. That study was proven the the nation clean air association back in december2005. driving slower also saves your engine from working harder witch therefore makes it last longer. so the slower you drive the lest money you have to spend of repairs.
getting speeding tickets can aslo prevent me from getting certain high paying government jobs that you may want to pursue after my time in the marine corps. for example, in order to be a police officer, you cant have more than five speeding tickets or that will be considered an automatic cancelation of your application. in the FBI, you cant have more that three speeding tickets and in the CIA you cant...