Speed Limits

SPEED – exceeding the posted speed limit and driving too fast for conditions are prevalent factos contributing to traffic crashes.

Many people have misconceptions about the safety of speeding. Some argue that everyone is doing it or that they are just going with the flow of traffic. In a recent year, nationally, speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes, and 13,040 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes.

Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.

DID YOU KNOW that a vehicle travels 1.47 feet per second for every mile per hour. If you are traveling 60 miles per hour you are traveling approximately 90 feet per second. Alot can happen in 90 feet!