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The hazardous effects of excessive speeding

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2023 | Car Wrecks |

While a collision can occur in a multitude of situations, the risks of a similar outcome may only increase with the presence of dangerous driving behaviors. Speeding is a prevalent example of a type of behavior that remains a contributing factor in many car accidents, but some drivers might not always fully grasp just how much speeding can affect driving capabilities. Assessing the hazardous effects of speeding could help individuals in Georgia prepare to cultivate safer driving habits, but it might not always be feasible to expect everyone to take such measures. 

The effects 

Studies indicate that speeding can have a significant impact on one’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Those who exhibit such behavior may find that the faster a vehicle travels, the more difficult it can be to spot and respond to potential hazards. Anything that disrupts response times and increases vehicle stop distances can be inherently dangerous. 

According to studies, the presence of speeding can also reduce a driver’s ability to maintain awareness of his or her surroundings. Such behavior can also take a toll on a vehicle’s maneuverability and make it difficult for drivers to navigate sharp turns. Speeding could also have a significant effect on the outcome of a collision, as the force of impact may increase in severity the faster a vehicle is moving prior to impact.  

Speed-related collisions 

Car accidents involving the presence of excessive speeding may have a higher potential to leave those involved with severe or even permanent injuries. Those who take a defensive approach to driving may still struggle to respond when crossing paths with such negligence, and they could be the ones left suffering the ramifications. Following such an incident, a person in Georgia might benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney for advice on his or her available legal avenues and on the best course of action to take to pursue the restitution entitled. 


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