Speeding,  THE FACTS:



Speed is involved in about one out of three fatal crashes, according to NHTSA.

There are many reasons why people speed. According to Focus on Safety: A Practical Guide to Automated Traffic Enforcement,  drivers speed because:

Speeding results in:

People often think of highways as a major factor for speeding fatalities, perhaps because speeds are highest on highways. But the vast majority of speeding-related fatalities happen on roads that are not interstate highways. NHTSA's 2006 fatality data shows that 47 percent of speed-related fatalities occurred on roads posted at 50 mph or less, and more than 20 percent occurred on roads posted at 35 mph or less.

Sourcces:  (National Safety)