The link between speeding and age
As a person grows older, he or she is less likely to speed. The age groups that are the most likely to speed at the time of a crash are the younger ones. In 2018, 30% of males and 18% of females between the ages of 15 and 20 who were in fatal crashes were found to have been speeding just before getting into the accidents.
Among 21- to 24-year-olds, the percentages were 29% and 14% for men and women respectively. Among 25- to 34-year-olds, they were 25% and 14%. In every age group, men were more likely than women to speed.
Road conditions a contributing factor
Speeding-related crashes tended to happen on roads with slippery surfaces. Forty-five percent of crashes on roads with dirt, mud or gravel involved speeding as did 41% of accidents on frosty or icy roads and 37% of collisions on roads with standing or moving water.
Crash victims may seek compensation
Like many victims of auto accidents, you may have been harmed through the other driver’s negligence. In that case, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries, including the cost of medical treatments and whatever wages you could not earn during your physical recovery. For the strongest case possible, you may want a lawyer to help you. An attorney may negotiate a settlement with the auto insurance company, sidestepping any tactics on its part to force you into a lowball settlement.