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Dangers Of Speeding

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2006, 38% of fatal crashes in Nevada were caused by speeding.  The faster you are going, the longer it will take you to stop.  If you double your speed, the braking distance will not double; it will be four times as long.  An unexpected hazard could appear and you may not be able to stop to prevent a crash.  An unexpected curve in the road may appear and you might lose control. The conditions of the road play a part in how fast you should be driving.  If you are driving on a wet or icy road you may lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.  The faster you go, the more severe the injuries/accident.  


The National Center for Statistics and Analysis estimates that speeding accidents costs America $40.4 billion each year - $76,865 per minute or $1,281 per second.   If you choose to disregard the posted speed, you are taking your life (and other lives) for granted.  Driving at a safe speed for the conditions lowers your risk of being one of those statistics.

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