If you’re a driver who loves speed, make sure you read this article, as we share shocking facts about speeding and why you should avoid it.
Did you know that…
If your speed exceeds the posted speed limit, or if you are driving too fast for road conditions, you are speeding. Speeding to keep up with traffic around you is illegal, and you can still be ticketed.
Speeding increases your risk of getting into an accident, and the severity of crashes. Next time you are running late, and your foot is feeling heavy on the gas pedal, consider these facts.
Shocking facts about speeding
1 | You need more distance to brake.
Braking distance is affected by:
- The driver’s perception time
- The driver and the vehicle reaction time
- The vehicle’s braking capability
The faster you are driving, the more braking distance you need. Doubling your speed can make your braking distance up to four times longer.
2 | The risk of accidents is increased.
Driving fast gives you less time to react to dangers and to avoid obstacles. When you drive fast, your brain has more information to process, but less time to process it, which directly affects your vision, as your brain ignores a lot of peripheral information.
3 | The severity of crashes increases.
In a crash, the impact of a vehicle