Speeding is the most common cause of vehicular accidents in this country and
the economic cost of speeding accidents is significant. Laws setting top speeds
vary from state to state, but each state expects drivers to travel at prudent
speeds based on the situation. Such things as road conditions, weather, and
amount of traffic are more important in determining the safest speed as opposed
to the posted speed limit. Traveling at an unsafe speed reduces the time available
for slowing or stopping and makes it harder to control the vehicle, especially
in turns and curves. Additionally, speeding drivers are less likely to be using
seatbelts, thus adding to the potential for severe injury during an accident.
If you are injured by a speeding vehicle, whether as a driver, passenger or a pedestrian,
you may have a right to compensation for your injuries.