Buffalo, New York Car Accidents Caused By Speeding

Speeding-300x200Most of us know the frustration of maintaining a busy schedule and rushing to avoid being late for several commitments. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that speed limits are set in place to protect everyone on the road. Driving too fast not only endangers the life of you and your loved ones, but all others in the vicinity, including occupants of other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding has played a significant factor in roughly 33 percent of all fatal crashes for the past two decades. In 2019 alone, speeding took the lives of 9,478 victims. In some cases, your safety can be impacted by adhering to the speed limit. This occurs when the posted speed limit is too fast for the given road or conditions, such as during inclement weather, driving after dark, or driving on dilapidated roads. 

Why Do Drivers Speed?

Almost every driver is guilty of speeding at one time or another. Several factors that have frequently contributed to the overall increase in speeding include: 

  1. Running Late: Some motorists’ agendas are overbooked, and they choose to drive faster because they are running behind schedule for their next meeting, work, school, or other engagements. 
  2. Traffic Congestion: Traffic jams are one of the most regularly cited influencing factors for disregarding speed limits. After being stuck in traffic, motorists often believe that they need to speed to make up for the lost time. 
  3. Feelings of Anonymity: Many drivers feel like their vehicles insulate them from the outside world. When motorists feel like others cannot see them, they feel less constrained to follow posted speed limits. 
  4. Lack of Awareness: Drivers may be unaware of the posted speed limits or rely on their own judgment rather than checking their speedometers. Others may be too distracted and not pay attention to how fast they are traveling. 
  5. Disregard for Traffic Laws: A small percentage of motorists habitually drive aggressively and speed regardless of the circumstances. These drivers may enjoy the thrill that speeding provides. 

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Suppose that you, or someone close to you, have suffered devastating injuries or worse in a car collision caused by a speeding motorist. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran personal injury attorneys will do everything possible to guarantee that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Our battle-tested lawyers have helped thousands of car accident victims and their families fight for justice. Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as a New York Super Lawyer, has aggressively litigated to obtain $1,000,000.00 or more for his clients on 38 separate occasions. Kindly contact us now for your free, no-obligation consultation and case review. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

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