Kocian Law Group
Call for a FREE Injury Consultation
860-281-2908
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL
No Legal Fees Unless You Win! We are open 7 days a week! Saturdays - 9am - 1pm | Sundays - By appointment

Speeding drivers are putting you at risk

Life seems to be moving faster than ever before, and for some people, this involves getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. You might not even think much about the drivers who whip past you on the roadways, but you have a valid cause for concern. Speeding is a major issue that contributes to serious car accidents.

Even if you always adhere to the posted speed limit, other Connecticut drivers seem more than willing to push the limits of their vehicles. If you recently suffered injuries or have concerns about the speed at which other people drive, here is some information to keep in mind.

There is little stigma for speeding

Most drivers have a fairly firm grasp of what constitutes reckless driving. Driving while intoxicated or texting behind the wheel are both highly stigmatized actions that safe drivers will avoid. However, speeding lacks that same stigma, so even those who consider themselves safe drivers may frequently travel faster than legally allowed.

The lack of national safety campaigns may further exacerbate this effect. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that campaigns targeting alcohol use behind the wheel have been successful at reducing that type of behavior and that a similar campaign for speeding would be beneficial for everyone's safety.

Solving the problem is not easy

There is a widespread belief that raising the posted speed limit to match the speed at which most drivers travel in a specific area will solve the problem, but this has not been successful in the past. When the speed limit increases, responsible drivers will indeed speed up to match the new limit. Unfortunately, drivers who were speeding before will then drive even faster to exceed the new limit.

Others believe that technology is the key to fixing the problem. Features like speed adaptation systems or vehicles that can digitally read speed limit signs could possibly help reduce speeding in problematic areas. However, this is a future solution for a current problem.

Speeding kills

Between 2005 and 2014, 112,500 people died in speed-related accidents. Additionally, a 2016 study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that speed limit increases between 1993 and 2013 attributed to at least 33,000 deaths.

Even though you were fortunate enough to survive the devastating impact of a speed-related crash, you are probably still dealing with severe physical, financial and emotional damages. Few people truly understand how these types of injuries can drain both a person's finances and emotional well-being, all while trying to recover. Achieving compensation after a speeding accident can be essential to that recovery, so you may want to review your options for doing so in as timely a manner as possible.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kocian Law Group

Our Offices

Hartford Office
999 Asylum Avenue
4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105

Phone: 860-281-2908
Phone: 860-548-7300
Fax: 860-548-7305
Hartford Office

Manchester Office
356 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040

Phone: 860-281-2908
Phone: 860-730-6100
Fax: 860-548-7305
Manchester Office

Waterbury Office
21 W Main St
4th Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702

Phone: 860-281-2908
Phone: 203-596-1311
Fax: 860-548-7305
Waterbury Office

New York Office
415 Madison Ave
5th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 860-281-2908
New York Office

New Britain Office
435 S Main St
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: 860-281-2908
Phone: 860-515-3245
Fax: 860-548-7305
New Britain Office

Review us