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Speeding contributes to many car accidents

There are many different traffic regulations in Florida. Many of these regulations are violated every day. These could include failing to signal a turn, not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, failing to yield, speeding and others. Speeding in particular is something some drivers do almost every time they drive. There are many reasons why people speed. This could be that they are late for something, are frustrated in traffic or simply because they like to drive fast. However, no matter what the reason is for speeding, it can be dangerous and leads to many car accidents.

When drivers are speeding they have less control over their vehicles. It reduces their reaction time since they could run into an unforeseen circumstance much faster and have less time to avoid it. Also, safety equipment, such as seatbelts and airbags, are less effective when a vehicle is travelling at faster speeds. Speeding also increases the damages in car accidents, since higher speeds generally leads to more damage. Due to these risk factors, in 2016 speeding was the cause of 27 percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S., totaling 10,111 deaths.

In many of the accidents involving speed, it is oftentimes the innocent drivers who suffer the most severe consequences. Sometimes a driver can be doing everything correctly and still be in an accident because another driver was driving too fast and was unable to control their vehicle. These can lead to significant injuries and be very costly financially as well. The innocent victims in these accidents may be able to receive compensation for the damages.

Many people in Florida speed at some point in time and some may speed every time they drive. This may not seem like a big deal to the driver, but they are increasing the likelihood that they will be in an accident. These accidents can cause severe injuries and the driver causing the accident may be required to compensate the victim for the full extent of the damages.

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