Thursday, January 30, 2020

Speed Kills

About 30% of fatal crashes are caused by excessive speed. Another 30% by drunk drivers. Another 16% by drugged drivers. Imagine you are speeding on a country road, suburban street or the interstate, and cause a crash that kills a child. You will have to live with that the rest of your life. Every time you look in the mirror, you will think of that child. It’s not worth it. Slow down. ~BobFrom:
"For drivers involved in fatal crashes, young males are the most likely to be speeding (Figure 1). The relative proportion of speeding-related crashes to all crashes decreased with increasing driver age. In 2012, 24 percent of female drivers in the 15- to 20-year-old age group and 19 percent of female drivers in the 21- to 24-year-old age group involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the crash. Among males, 37 percent of 15- to 20-year-old and 37 percent of 21- to 24-year-old drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding."
This is a good site for states on drunk/drugged driving

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