“I was running late” is probably the most common excuse drivers give when they are caught speeding. Someone has somewhere to be, they don’t think they’re going to make it, so they drive as fast as possible to try to save time.
This is dangerous. If a rushing driver does have an accident, the damage they cause is likely to be worse due to their increased speed and the energy of the crash. The odds of an accident are also increased because a speeding driver has less time to react to problems in the road or stop their vehicle.
Why don’t drivers slow down?
Just telling people to slow down does not always get them to comply. We live in a society where being on time is seen as very important. Drivers may take on the risks if they think they can save some time.
Speeding is not worth it
The worst part about speeders is that they’re buying into a fallacy that they’ve told themselves.
When you run out the math, you see that the time savings are minimal. We’re talking about a couple of minutes. If a driver is half an hour late for an appointment, they’re simply not going to make it by shaving two or three minutes off their drive.
Plus, they may lose all of that time at the stoplights. If a driver flies by someone at 15 MPH over the limit and then has to wait at the next red light, they could very well still be waiting at the light when the slower driver pulls up.
Accidents happen when driver speed
Unfortunately, people are going to keep speeding, despite the fact that it doesn’t make any sense to do so. This is going to cause accidents. If you get injured in a crash someone else causes, you may be able to see compensation for your injuries and losses. Speak to an experienced advocate about how best to pursue your claim.