Facts on Speeding
- Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway.
- Speeding extends the distance required to stop a vehicle in emergency situations.
- Crash severity increases with the speed of the vehicle at impact.
- The effectiveness of restraint devices like air bags, seatbelts, crumple zones and side beams decline as impact speed increases.
- The probability of death, disﬁgurement, or debilitating injury grows with higher speed at impact. Such consequences double for every 10 mph over 50 mph that a vehicle travels.
- When a vehicle crashes it under goes a rapid change of speed. However the occupants keep moving at the vehicle’s previous speed until they are stopped-either by hitting an object or by being restrained by a safety belt or airbag.
- When speeding there is a greater chance that other road users will misjudge how fast you are traveling.
NHTSA (Speed Shatters Life)