Speeding is one of the
main causes of automobile accidents in America. It accounts for about
31% of accidents on the US roads, including the streets of Houston, Texas.
Speeding is dangerous to 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.
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 a car accident in the state of Texas due to
another individual's speeding and negligence, contact a knowledgeable
car accident lawyer in Houston! Do not hesitate to reach out to The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
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