How Often Does Speeding Cause Car Accidents?

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:00pm by

On April 30, a Buena teen allegedly lost control of his car while he was speeding in Hamilton Township and drove off the road, striking trees. Photo of a car accident

The teen, 17, was driving on Malaga Road near the intersection of Belmont Avenue. He was apparently injured in the accident, although no details about his injuries have been released to the media. AtlantiCare paramedics and Township police reported to the accident scene. The crash occurred at around 9:25 p.m.

An initial report said that the teen was traveling “apparently at a high rate of speed.” The accident remains under investigation.

Speeding is a Dangerous Habit

As this accident appears to show, speeding can have disastrous consequences. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, speeding is among the leading causes of fatal vehicle accidents in America, along with drunk and distracted driving. It is estimated that speeding plays a role in 30 percent of all Link to information about fatal crashes, killing nearly 1,000 Americans each month.

Among drivers who are ticketed for speeding, 70 percent are male. Additionally, drivers ages 16-34 are much more likely to be involved in speeding accidents, as the average ticket rate per 10,000 drivers in this group is about 315. Avoid this dangerous habit—as these stats show, it could put yourself and others at risk.

If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in a vehicle accident caused by a reckless driver, talk to an attorney about your legal rights. Our Atlantic City injury lawyer can help you seek justice following a crash.

To see how we have helped accident victims, visit our Link to verdicts and settlements page. To share your story with us, use the free case evaluation form at the top of this page.

Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys



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