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Dangers Speeding Creates For Drivers In Bradenton And SW Florida

You’ve probably gotten in your vehicle at least a few times in your life, only to mash the gas, take off, and speed to get where you need to be in a hurry. After all, the majority of us have been guilty of this at one time or another. However, just because we’ve done it, that doesn’t make it okay. Speeding is dangerous, no matter who you are or where you’re driving.

Don’t worry, though. We’re not here to lecture anybody on their driving habits. Instead, this post is going to focus on some speeding information so you’ll be able to see how dangerous it is to drive above the posted speed limit for yourself. Then, you might even be inclined to make changes to how you drive and stick to the straight and narrow. With any luck, that will prevent you from getting into an accident and keep everyone out of harm’s way.

Consequences Of Speeding In Florida

Before you put the pedal to the metal in the Sunshine State, you should know that if a cop catches you, that could be troublesome. Obviously, the circumstances will vary from one incident to the next. For instance, those who drive one to five miles per hour above the speed limit often only receive warnings. Meanwhile, motorists that drive 6 to 10 miles above the speed limit usually receive $50 fines, while 10 to 14 miles over will get you a ticket of $100. The faster you go, the higher the price.

In addition, people who receive speeding violations typically earn demerit points. If twelve points are earned in a single year, a motorist can have their license suspended for up to 30 days. 18 points in eighteen months will earn a person a three-month suspension, and if you get 24 points in 36 months, you could lose your license for an entire year. Just keep these things in mind before you decide to speed again.

Speeding Is A Common Factor In Car Crashes

Speeding has been a major factor in fatal car crashes over the last two decades. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, either. This is an issue across the country, but it is more prevalent in some places. For example, according to Value Penguin, nearly 40 percent of all accidents in the District of Columbia can be attributed to motorists driving too fast. That is approximately double of what the national average is.

It isn’t much safer to be on the roads elsewhere. That’s because in locations such as Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Hawaii, accidents with speeding involved account for 30 percent or more of fatal crashes. Some spots fall below the national average of 22 percent, though. For instance, Virginia and Maryland report that only 18 percent of the accidents there are caused by speeding.

Some Final Thoughts

Not every accident that includes speeding is going to result in a death. Rather, many times, those involved walk away without a scratch or get injured in some shape or form. However, our focus is on the wrongful death aspect of these incidents. Did the negligence of a speeding driver claim the life of your loved one in Florida? If that’s the case, you may have the grounds to seek compensation.

No amount of money will ever be enough to make up for your loss, but the winnings could definitely come in handy for the person’s final expenses. Did you know a funeral in Florida can run a family $7,600 or more? It’s true. Are you ready to see if you have a legitimate compensation claim? Schedule a free case evaluation with an accident attorney at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh today.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Dangers Speeding Creates For Drivers In Bradenton And SW Florida

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