A NHTSA report
says, “Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors
contributing to traffic crashes."Between
1996 and 2006, speeding was involved in nearly half of all
Ever heard the expression ‘Speed
Kills’? It’s true! It also impoverishes. Take
a look at these numbers.
The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes
is estimated by NHTSA to be $40.4 billion per year. In 2006,
speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all
fatal crashes, and 13,543 lives were lost in speeding-related
Some of those crashes
involved driving under the speed limit, but too fast for
road conditions. By just being more aware of the road conditions
Americans could have reduced the 13,543 speed-related fatalities
NTSHA: Speeding-Related Fatalities
In 2006 there were 1,747
traffic fatalities in the state of Texas with unsafe speed
as a contributing factor.
In 2006 there were 13,543 traffic fatalities in the United
States with unsafe speed as a contributing factor.
Those were the people killed; for every person killed there
were three more who suffered injuries.