Running late for flights can have all sorts of possible consequences. Scenarios may include:
- Actually missing the flight and subsequently missing an important business meeting or being late for a special occasion, such as, for instance, a wedding in an exotic location
- Getting to the airport and realising you have forgotten your ticket, passport or wallet
- Forgetting to remove a pocket knife, for instance, from your trouser pockets and setting off security alarms
For many people, the worst case scenario when thinking about running late for a flight is being involved in a serious road traffic accident as a result of trying to make up for lost time by speeding.
Motoring accidents at high speeds typically cause far more severe injuries than those at lower speeds. In many cases, vehicle collisions at speed cause life-changing or fatal injuries. Sadly, while most people cannot imagine anything worse than seriously injuring or killing another road user, many forget this dreadful vision when in a hurry to catch a plane or make it to some appointment or another in time.
Ultimately, every driver has to make the choice between being late for a flight, appointment or meeting and taking the risk of causing a potentially fatal car accident at some point or another in his or her life. The question drivers should ask themselves should not be what will happen if the flight is missed, but what could happen if, for example, a child is hit by a car. At 30 miles per hour, the child may suffer comparatively minor injuries. At 40 miles per hour, the impact could kill the child.
Drivers and passengers
Drivers speeding to catch a flight not only take the risk of injuring other road users, they take their own lives and those of their passengers, possibly their partners and children, into their hands. Anyone intending to get to an airport at all costs should remember that they may not only face prosecution and claims for compensation, they will also have to live with the knowledge that they have seriously injured or killed another person.
Compensation claims are not just about money, they are about getting justice. Accident Advice Helpline has been in the business of getting justice for injured people or their families for many years. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a vehicle accident caused by a driver in a hurry, call us today.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice