Consequences of Speeding
Speeding is more than just breaking the law. It’s endangering other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, as well as the speeding driver. The consequences of speeding are far-ranging:
- Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
- Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
- Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
- Increased fuel consumption/cost.