We’re all guilty of speeding at one time or another. Being late for an appointment can simply cause us to drive faster, as can being in the middle of an emergency, amongst so many other causes. Often we don’t even feel the increase in speed, so we don’t notice the threat we pose until we’re pulled over or cause an accident. Understanding the three primary reasons why we speed however can help us learn the triggers and prevent this habit from occurring. Apathy, mixed messages and lack of automated technology are these three reasons. Keep reading below to find out more about these reasons and how you can prevent speeding, then contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer today.
Lack of Automation
Red light cameras and speed enforcement cameras help reduce speeding around the globe. In the United States, however, there is great public resistance to what many consider an unfair advantage of the police, not to mention one which can malfunction and bill non-speeders unnecessarily. In Houston, TX for example the residents of the city voted to shut down all red light and speeding cameras within the metropolitan area.
Drivers and police are in a constant battle. The public can detect radar equipment by police and the police can use radar equipment to catch speeders. The result is a mixed message for drivers that fosters speeding as much as it may prevent it, depending on the will of the driver.
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Many members of the public don’t care about speeding — they are apathetic. It occurs so frequently, and we are all guilty of it, that it’s difficult to demonize anyone for doing it. Who can not understand being in a hurry? In fact, many states are trying to increase speed limits to suit the natural driving patterns of those on the road.
Consequences of Speeding
While the reasons for speeding may seem unclear, the consequences are completely clear. Injuries and deaths result every day because people are in a hurry, they do not consider others and accidents occur. Every driver is responsible for the well-being of others on the road, but this consideration is hardly at the forefront of most drivers’ minds when they are late for a job that maintains their quality of life, or other important engagement.
The compensation you may be entitled to as a result of accidents caused by speeding includes the following:
● Damages for wrongful death
● Wages lost as a result of sick days, missed work or vacation days
● Medical costs both future and present
● Pain and suffering
● Loss of companionship compensation
● Emotional distress and anxiety
● Income reduction or a complete loss due to death or injuries
Contact a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or a family member has been killed as a result of an accident, please contact the Law Team at Fetterman & Associates today. Our seasoned attorneys are standing by to get you or someone you know the deserved restitution for pain, suffering, damages, lost wages and other types of losses incurred as a result of someone else negligently speeding.