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.
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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?