Every single minute that passes, another car accident occurs in the U.S., according to federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While a variety of factors can contribute to these crashes, the NHTSA has also noted that human behaviors and mistakes contribute to about 94 percent of all traffic crashes in the U.S.
And – of all of the human errors and actions that play a role in causing auto wrecks – speeding is one of the most prominent. That’s because speeding is a factor in nearly 1 in every 3 deadly traffic accidents in the U.S., according to NHTSA. And what may be just as tragic as this are the following facts about the impacts of speeding.
Speeding-related collisions kill at least 10,000 people each year in the U.S. – And, over the past few years, these collisions have been on the rise, jumping up about 2 percent since 2011.
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