Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Dangers of SpeedingAugust 8, 2016
In June, 2016, two car accidents, occurring one minute and one mile apart, have left one person fatally injured, two in custody, and police searching for two others. The first crash occurred on the 200 block of Randolph Road in Montgomery County, where a 2009 Toyota Camry flipped over, claiming the life of a woman inside. The second crash, involving a 2005 SUV that crashed into a pole, happened only a mile away. According to police, both vehicles were driving well above the speed limit.
The Dangerous Consequences of Speeding
The fear of receiving an expensive speeding ticket is not the only reason drivers should obey posted speed limits on highways, construction zones, and school zones. In addition to being illegal, speeding can put your life and the lives of your passengers and other motorists in danger. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2008 there were 37,261 fatal car accidents that were speed-related. When a car is moving at a high speed, it makes it more difficult for the driver to adjust to curves in the road. It also requires a longer distance for the vehicle to come to a stop.
Speeding also has a negative impact on the environment. The Ford Motor Company reports that a car traveling at 65 mph uses approximately 15 percent more fuel than the same vehicle travelling at 55 mph. More fuel consumed translates to more damaging carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Vehicle noise, vibration, and emissions also affect the environment and the people who are in the vicinity.
So in addition to saving a few hundred dollars on a speeding ticket or an increase in your insurance premium, obeying posted speed limits can save lives and benefit the environment.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims of Speed-Related Car Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and the other motorist was speeding, you are urged to contact our Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible. We will take the necessary steps to secure the maximum financial compensation for your injuries, and make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. For a free case review, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent people injured in rear-end collisions throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.