Speeding can do damage that’s beyond repair. When you drive over the speed limit, even by a little bit, you put yourself and everyone on the road in danger. The result could be a serious injury or deadly crash. Know that speeding is illegal and affects everyone on the road.
Speeding Wrecks Lives
PEOPLE KILLED IN SPEEDING-RELATED CRASHES IN 2020
INCREASE IN SPEEDING-RELATED FATALITIES FROM 2019-2020
OF TRAFFIC FATALITIES INVOLVED SPEEDING IN 2020
By the Numbers
More than 11,000 people were killed in speed-related crashes in 2020 – a 17% increase from 2019. While drivers of all ages are represented in speeding-related crashes, data shows about 25% of drivers 18-44 involved in fatal crashes were speeding, and young men are the most likely to be speeding at the time of fatal crashes. In 2020, 35% of male drivers 15-20 and 32% of male drivers 21-24 involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
Know the Dangers of Speeding
No matter how advanced your driving skills are, speeding is dangerous. Speeding:
- Reduces your ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object or an unexpected curve;
- Extends the time it takes your vehicle to stop; and
- Increases the risk of a crash because other vehicles and pedestrians may not be able to judge your distance correctly.
Speeding is more than just breaking the law. The consequences are far-ranging.