Posted on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 2:29 am
How many times have you had a near miss with a speeding driver who is changing lanes erratically or running red lights? Have you been sitting a red light only to look up and see a driver approaching you at a high rate of speed? Do you want to scream at other drivers and ask them what the rush is today?
We are all guilty of pushing the speed limit every once in a while when we are in a hurry or not paying enough attention to driving. However, the excuse, “I only speed once in a while” is becoming overly used and not exactly truthful.
Speeding is a common factor in many traffic accidents in Sacramento and throughout California. Drivers are in such a hurry to get where they are going that they forget the dangers of traveling at such high rates of speed. Sadly, drivers realize much too late that speeding can have tragic and deadly consequences on our roads.
Dangers of Speeding
One of the dangers of speeding has to do with the time it takes you to stop. As you increase your speed, you also increase the time it takes you to come to a complete stop. If a driver suddenly slams on brakes in front of you or a child runs across the road, you may not have the time to stop your vehicle to avoid a collision.
Another problem with speeding is a collision. The faster you are traveling at the time of a collision the more likely you are to suffer catastrophic injuries. Speeding is a factor in many traffic fatalities. Low-speed collisions can and do cause traumatic injuries, but the risk of traumatic injuries is much higher in collisions involving high speeds.
While you may not be able to control what other drivers do when they are behind the wheel of their vehicles, you can slow down when you are driving. Leave home a little earlier to allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. Plan your trip before leaving home, including some alternate routes in case you run into traffic jams. Lastly, realize that the few seconds you save by speeding is not worth the risk you are taking with your life and the lives of every person on the road.
Sacramento Traffic Accident Attorneys
Speeding drivers cause horrific traffic accidents each day. Our Sacramento traffic accident attorneys can help you hold the driver who caused your accident liable for your injuries, losses, and damages. We won’t stop until we have exhausted all means to get you the maximum compensation for your case allowed by law.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, the Tiemann Law Firm can help. You can reach our office by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.
Don’t let a speeding driver change your life forever. Let our traffic accident attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve to help you put the pieces back together after a car accident.