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 2021
INCREASE IN SPEEDING-RELATED FATALITIES FROM 2020-2021
OF TRAFFIC FATALITIES INVOLVED SPEEDING IN 2021
By the Numbers
More than 12,000 people were killed in speed-related crashes in 2021 – a 8% increase from 2020. While drivers of all ages are represented in speeding-related crashes, data shows about 24% 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 2021, 35% of male drivers 15-20 and 31% 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.