Speeding is one of the main causes of automobile accidents in America.
It accounts for about 31 percent of accidents on the US roads, including
the streets of Houston, Texas.
Speeding is dangerous to both you as a driver, your passengers and everyone
else on the road. Traveling over the speed limit reduces a driver’s
ability to steer safely around curves or objects that may be on the road.
In addition, the driver’s reaction time to hazardous situations
significantly decreases the faster that one is traveling.
While those might be some of the more serious consequences, traveling over
the speed limit can also lead to an expensive speeding ticket.
When driving, pay close attention to speed limit signs and to your speedometer.
Distracted driving is often the cause of accidental speeding, which can
easily be prevented. Try leaving earlier in order to avoid having to rush.
Adding extra minutes to your trip is a great idea, especially since you
never know when an accident or new construction work will take place,
causing you more traffic than anticipated.
Another helpful tip is to drive under the speed limit. Driving about 5
mph less than the speed limit will not affect your travel time much, but
it will help you avoid an accident.
Another helpful trick to prevent speeding is to relax and listen to classical
music. Techno and other music with fast tempos might influence you to
speed while driving.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident by someone who was speeding in
Houston or another area of our state, call a
car accident lawyer at
The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. or fill out our
free case evaluation form today.