Speeding Still One of Most Common Contributors to Fort Myers Vehicle Accidents

by Carmen Dellutri on June 24, 2013

Fort Myers personal injury attorneysWhen safe driving campaigns warn drivers that “speeds kills,” they aren’t exaggerating. In 2011, nearly 10,000 Americans were killed in speeding-related crashes

Racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit can all be characterized as “speeding.” More importantly, they can all cause a Fort Myers high-speed collision. While the U.S. has made great strides in many areas of road safety, speeding continues to be a wide spread concern. The percentage of fatal motor vehicle crashes involving speeding —31 percent—has remain nearly unchanged since 2002.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Commission’s latest report on traffic safety, young males are the most likely to be speeding. In 2011, 39 percent of the 15- to 20-year-old and 37 percent of the 21- to 24-year-old male drivers who were involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is also a common factor in speeding-related crashes. In 2011, 42 percent of the drivers who were speeding in fatal crashes in 2011 had BAC levels of .08 g/dL or higher, compared with only 16 percent for drivers who were not speeding.

For the victims of high-speed crashes, the consequences can be severe. Many face serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and internal organ injuries.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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