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
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.