We’re all busy, and sometimes we all rush when we shouldn’t. But aggressive driving is an emerging trend in the United States that’s especially disturbing to the Little Rock, Arkansas car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar.
Here’s how the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration defines aggressive driving: “A combination of moving traffic offenses (that) endanger other persons or property.” These offenses include speeding, or going over the posted speed limit, along with turning or changing lanes without signaling, or making a multiple-lane change.
According to the NHTSA, car accidents caused by speeding cost Americans more than $44,000 per minute and more than $23 billion a year.
Here are three more reasons to mind the posted speed limit when you’re behind the wheel:
- Reason No. 1 to Slow Down: Speeding diminishes the driver’s response time.
- Reason No. 2 to Slow Down: Speeding is a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes nationwide.
- Reason No. 3 to Slow Down: The faster your vehicle is traveling, the more severe the potential crash. With each 10 miles that you drive over the posted speed limit, you increase the chances that any car accident you may have will involve a debilitating or disfiguring injury, or death.
Most drivers speed because they fail to realize just how dangerous it can be. That’s why speed is a common reason that car accidents happen.
If you are involved in a Little Rock, Arkansas-area car accident and need an experienced auto accident lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or call (888) 220-7068 today for a free case consultation.