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Speed and tailgating increase a driver’s injury and death risk

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2018 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you ask the average individual what it’s called when two motor vehicles collide with one another, they’ll likely tell you that it’s an “accident”.

While there may be some circumstances that would cause motorists to unavoidably crash into one another, such an occurence would be rare. The truth is most collisions that occur between motor vehicles are completely avoidable.

Failing to keep a safe distance

We’ve all been there before. You’re driving down the road in heavy traffic and a motorist fast approaches behind you. They start flailing their arms behind you, upset because you’re not driving fast enough for them and you won’t get out of their way. They seem oblivious to the fact that traffic’s heavy all around and you’re doing the best that you can.

Drivers who are pressed for time or who are unfamiliar with an area and its traffic patterns are perhaps the deadliest individuals to be around when they get out on the road. If they’re impatient because they’re in a hurry or don’t know where they’re headed, then they may tailgate you, run a red light or speed, all of which are actions that can cause a crash.

The problem with speed

When a car is traveling at a fast rate of speed, it takes a motorist significantly longer to stop. If we pair that with the fact that the faster a driver is moving, the more difficult it is for him or her to control a vehicle, then you imagine just how deadly a speeding motorist can be.

Injuries that happen when two motorists collide at a slow rate of speed versus a faster one are dramatic.

Data compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that a driver’s risk of becoming involved in an injury crash doubles for every 10 miles a motorist drives over 50 mph. If you’re struck out on the freeway where the speed limit is 80 mph, then your risk of suffering a serious injury or death is 16 times more likely than it is for others.

Without the protection of a car’s outer shell, bicyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when struck by tailgating or speeding motorists. When such incidents occur, it can be helpful for families to have a Los Angeles attorney on their side to recover compensation.


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