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How dangerous is speeding?

Missouri residents like you are aware of the fact that speeding is illegal and considered dangerous. Still, many drivers will speed on the road every single day, and some may even consider it to be normal driving behavior. But do they know how dangerous speeding really is?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is a huge danger to you and other drivers on the road. Over the last two decades, it's been shown that roughly one third of all accidents have been caused by something related to speed. Related to that, the number of fatal speed-related accidents is also very high. In 2016 alone, 10,111 people were killed because of speeding. Over 600,000 more sustained injuries of mild, moderate, or severe degrees. Some speed-related accidents also involve the driver being under the influence, but that isn't always the case.

Speeding is so dangerous because it impacts a driver's ability to drive in multiple ways. Not only will they have a slower reaction time, but they also have less physical control over their vehicle when it's going fast. This puts drivers like you at risk when you share the same road, because someone who's speeding may slip on ice or water and won't be able to stop before hitting you. Because they're speeding, the chance that you'll suffer from a serious injury also rises.

If you have been injured in an accident involving speeding, you're likely dealing with injuries that can range from irritating to life-altering. In these cases, you may benefit from contacting a legal professional who can show you what your options are.

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