Whether you become involved in a traffic crash due to bad weather or drunk driving, serious accidents happen on roads across the country for many reasons. Speeding also plays a role in many collisions, and it is very important for drivers to go over data on speed-related traffic accidents.
Drivers speed for many reasons, but there is no valid excuse for reckless behavior that endangers the lives of others. If you are struggling to piece your life together in the wake of a crash caused by a speeding driver, you need to immediately address the accident and hold the driver accountable.
The impact of speeding
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published data on speed-related accidents during 2019. Over the course of 2019, 326,000 people suffered injuries, according to estimates. Furthermore, these crashes claimed more than 9,400 lives in 2019, accounting for 26% of all deadly traffic collisions over the course of that year.
Speeding is especially prevalent among younger drivers, but drivers of all age groups become involved in speed-related crashes. In 2019, 31% of males between the ages of 15 and 20 who became involved in deadly accidents were speeding when the crash occurred.
Recovering from a speed-related crash
Not only does speeding increase the likelihood of a traffic collision, but it can also lead to more severe injuries for those involved in an accident. If you are struggling in the wake of an accident, focus on all facets of the recovery process. Whether you miss work, struggle with medical bills, have significant mental trauma or any other hardship, you deserve justice.