Severe car accidents occur on New Mexico roads, and these wreak havoc on property and human lives. Such incidents often result in grave injuries, disabilities and even fatalities. Among the various causes of car accidents, speeding stands out as a prominent factor contributing to causing death.
Speeding related crashes are increasing
While you may assume that driving is safer than ever due to high tech safety features in cars, you may be shocked to learn that deadly car crashes have increased at a rate of 28 percent from 2018 to 2021. This is startling when expectations are the opposite.
Patterns emerge when analyzing the data. Fatal accidents were more likely to involve young, male drivers. There were also more accidents involving one vehicle. Motorcycle accidents were also shown to be quite significant regarding loss of life.
The dangers of speeding
The speed limit should be taken seriously. Speeding can result in:
- Loss of control of the vehicle
- Shorter reaction times for drivers
- The inability to properly yield
- Rollover accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- More severe and impactful accidents
Speeding makes car accidents more likely. Drivers will have less time to make the adjustments they need to avoid a collision with another car, pedestrians, wildlife or stationary objects. The accidents that do occur will also be much more impactful and will result in more severe damage to people and property or even death.
Adhering to the speed limit is crucial for enhancing road safety, fostering a positive shift away from the alarming rise in fatal accidents. This collective effort towards responsible driving is a fundamental step towards saving lives.