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April 29th, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Drivers Speed

Stats show us that at least at third of roadway accidents involve excessive speed. And the death and carnage from a high speed accident adds to the need to keep drivers going at a safe speed. Ontario’s have a maximum of 100km/h but some are lobbying to have them raised.

The autobahn in Germany offers blatant evidence that speed kills. Accidents on these roadways are exceptionally horrendous, and often involve innocent travellers in other vehicles. When a car travelling over 300 km/h loses its stability and begins to crash, there is often little left of the wreckage. And the driver is most certainly dead.

Excessive speed makes it tough for drivers to respond to other drivers safely.  Extreme differences in speed in the lanes is itself a big factor in crashes and collisions.

In general, adults do not pass good driving habits onto their kids, who may be watching movies or video games where speeding and stunt driving is glorified.

Via Sanya Janice  |  German Autobahn

Via Sanya Janice | German Autobahn

Why Do People Speed? Here’s our Top 10 List:

  1. Impatience – just want to get places quickly
  2. Enjoy the experience of driving fast
  3. Racing to get to an appointment – running red lights
  4. Believe they own the highway and do as they please
  5. Distracted or daydreaming
  6. Thrill seeking- Showing off for friends – taking video
  7. Curious about going really fast
  8. Road rage – racing someone else
  9. Just doing what everybody else is doing
  10. Poor judgement after drinking or taking drugs

 

The Dangers of Speeding Infographic

 

Bad Driving Habits

The recent crackdown on distracted driving , running a red light, stunt driving, and texting and driving make for entertaining news stories in the media.  While drunk driving and speeding may be lesser causes of serious life-threatening accidents, distracted driving is seen by police as a big threat to public safety. What affect could your driving charges affect your insurance rates?

Are you young and looking for the right insurance? We may be able to help. Contact us regarding usage based auto insurance, and renter’s insurance and find out our student insurance coverage.

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