Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts a safety campaign. This year’s campaign is about speeding. It doesn’t matter how good of a driver you are – if you are speeding, you are putting yourself and others at risk. Speeding could cost you money, time, and more importantly a life.
Law enforcement officers in your community are on high alert for drivers going over posted speeds. The speed limit is not a suggestion; it is the law, and you may be fined if you are caught breaking that law. Speeding is the fastest way to get a ticket.
While speeding can cost you money, it could also cost a life. Speeding reduces your ability to steer safely around other vehicles or unexpected hazards in the road. And the ability for others to avoid hitting or being hit by you is also reduced when you’re speeding. In 2020, speeding accounted for more than one-quarter of crash fatalities, according to the NHTSA. Don’t be part of that statistic.
The need for speed may be appealing, but it’s important to remember that the choices you make while driving could have catastrophic consequences. Drive safely and obey the posted speed limits!