Most drivers do stay within the speed limits posted for individual roads. All drivers should be aware of what the standard speed limits are, as well as looking out for speed limit changes and notifications on a wide variety of roads.
However as we all know, not everyone does this. The downside is that a speeding driver will have less time to react to changing circumstances ahead of them. A collision with a speeding driver will also be likely to result in more severe consequences, since the car will be travelling at a higher speed. Injuries can be worse and there will be a higher chance that a fatality could occur, particularly if the other party involved is a biker, a cyclist or even a pedestrian.
As you can see it is wise to travel below the speed limit at all times, no matter how tempting it may be to do otherwise. This will ensure you can have as much time to react to situations of all kinds. It could mean the difference between life and death, and that’s well worth slowing down for, don’t you think? If everyone did this we would have far fewer accidents and fatalities on our roads throughout the year.
How dangerous is it to drive over the speed limit?
It has been proven that driving more slowly in some areas could make all the difference between injuring someone and killing them. Furthermore speed limits are put in place as a maximum in a particular area – they are not the suggested speed you should drive at. Many people get this wrong, and this can lead to more accidents occurring as a result. Make sure you drive within the speed limit and within the conditions the road presents at any given time in order to stay safer.
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