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Speeding: A risky behavior to avoid

Car accidents can affect anyone, from a teenager who is just learning to drive to an elderly person who is driving home from visiting their grandchildren. In many cases, these people are not to blame. They're affected by those who are negligent or distracted behind the wheel.

Of all possible negligent acts, one of the most common is speeding. Speeding has a serious impact on collisions, and it's something you should avoid at all costs. When you see a speed limit, it has been designed to keep traffic slow enough to reduce the likelihood of fatal injuries. Speeding above those limits increases your risk of fatal injury multiple times over.

In 2017, speeding was a factor in approximately 26 percent of all traffic fatalities. Imagine if those 26 percent of fatalities could be avoided simply by slowing down. It's something anyone can do, and it could save countless lives.

Speeding isn't as harmless as some people would like to believe. It makes it easier to lose control of your vehicle. It makes it harder to stop quickly in the event of an emergency or if traffic suddenly stops ahead of you. It also increases the severity of crashes, which means that injuries become more severe.

Speeding is common for a variety of reasons, such as running late for work, feeling trapped in heavy traffic or feeling aggressive toward other drivers. Don't let speeding affect the way you drive. Take the extra time and slow down, so that you can get to your destination safely and play a role in reducing traffic fatalities.

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