On Safety: My Experience Explained

How Speed Limits Have Led to Several Car Accidents

The 2014 statistics revealed that quite some people died in car accidents or after that due to injuries from car accidents in the US. The high rate of fatal accidents in the US is due to impaired driving, failure to use the seatbelts, speeding and careless driving among the road users. The rate of the car crash in the US has gone very high, and still, many people lose their lives in the wreckage.

Sources have it that 28 percent of the total wreckage reported in the US are linked with speeding. Despite the strict rules and regulations made to reduce the rate of car accidents, still many people continue to get injured on the roads. Since 2005, it had been proven that speeding is one of the factors that continue to make many people die before their time. Bad weather conditions, lack of good vision, careless driving, and driving under the influence, cause car crashes the means of making the drivers go beyond the speed limit.

The government has even tried to control this problem by ensuring that the road signs are available at various points of the road. Many people normally tend to ignore such signs since they believe to know what they are doing and hence, no one should interfere with them and so, they end up in the wreckage. It cannot be claimed that the poor roads are the major cause of accidents in the US since the Government has always attempted to ensure that all main roads are in good condition and that they are kept that way.

As a matter of fact, more than 35 percent of the fatal accidents took place on roads which are not highways. It can be concluded that most drivers tend to over speed when they notice that no one is watching them and they end up causing fatal accidents. The main highways in the nation only experienced 29 percent of the total accidents that took place in the same year. It is therefore clear that drivers are keener on highways due to the strict surveillance available.

On the other hand, it has been reported that most of the car accidents today experienced were not due to speeding. When driving in low speed, some vehicles lead to accidents along the highways leading to serious injuries and even death among the road users. Reliable sources reported that 9,262 lives were lost due to vehicles moving slowly on the highway. It is, therefore, safe to conclude that as much as speeding is a cause of many deaths in the US, moving slowly along the highways have contributed to quite some car crashes that ended up claiming many lives.