Speeding among the leading causes of car accidents in Arizona
Driving faster than the posted speed limit might not seem like a serious crime. But when drivers speed, they have less time to react to what’s going on around them on the road. And that lost time – even one second less – can make all the difference on a crowded highway or at a busy intersection. If another car suddenly changes lanes or slows down, a speeding driver might not have enough time to react, resulting in an auto accident.
Speeding triples the odds of a driver having an accident, according to a study done by the AAA Foundation. And since the speeding car is traveling much faster than normal, auto accidents involving such cars can sometimes be severe. That’s because the force of the crash is significantly greater at higher rates of speed. How much greater? The crash forces of an accident that takes place at 60 miles per hour are 300 percent higher than the crash forces of a 30 mph accident, according to the National Safety Commission.
A closer look at Arizona speeding accident statistics
Need more facts? Consider this. The state of Arizona discovered that the state’s highway fatality rate fell by 18 percent in the year following installation of speed cameras on major highways.
Speeding might not seem like a big deal – until you’re the victim of a car accident caused by a speeding driver. Knowing what to do after an accident can be confusing. Put your mind at ease. If you’ve been injured in an Arizona speeding accident, you need a knowledgeable Arizona injury lawyer on your side. You need Israel & Gerity, PLLC.
Located in Phoenix and serving clients throughout Arizona, Israel & Gerity, PLLC has years of experience dealing with auto accidents. We leave no stone unturned. We routinely review accident reports, interview witnesses, visit the accident scene itself in an effort to uncover crucial details other people might overlook. An Arizona lawyer then use this information to help build a rock-solid case designed to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.