Why Georgia Police Enforce Speed LimitsWe all have somewhere to be – and fast. If you’ve been lucky enough never to have been in a car accident, then you likely don’t give much thought to driving just a little too fast – even just 10 miles or so over the speed limit.
However, if you have been in a Georgia car accident that was caused by a speeding driver, then you know that where you have to be can wait a few extra minutes, especially since it means avoiding an accident, accident injuries, and accident fatalities.
Is Speeding Really a Problem in Georgia?
The Georgia speeding statistics provided by the state Department of Transportation highlight the fact that speeding is a real problem and significant danger to those who use Georgia roadways. The Georgia Department of Transportation* reports these facts:
- Unsafe or illegal speed is a factor in 1 of 6 fatal Georgia crashes.
- The number of speed related crashes increased from 2000 – 2006.
- The chances of getting seriously hurt in a Georgia crash is three times higher in accidents in which the driver was speeding than in accidents in which the driver was operating his or her vehicle at or below the legal speed limit.
For these reasons, speeding is not just a problem; it is a serious concern that needs to be addressed.
What Happens if You are Hurt or Lose a Loved One in a Georgia Speeding Accident
If you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed in a Georgia speeding crash, you may be entitled to damages. In order to protect your rights, we suggest that you read our free e-book, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim, so that you know what not to do after the accident. We also suggest you contact an Atlanta car accident attorney at The Dover Law Firm for a free consultation. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.
*Source: Crash Analysis, Statistics & Information Notebook 2008, Georgia Department of Transportation, January 2008