Speeding Accidents in Sacramento
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Mar 24, 2015 in Auto Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) speeding is one of the most common reasons behind car accident fatalities in America.
Each year, nearly 30 percent of car accident fatalities occur in accidents which involved speeding. More than 10,000 lives are lost each year in speeding-related auto accidents.
Many of these speeding accidents involve young men between 15 and 24 years of age. Young drivers are likely to ride with multiple people in their vehicles, which increases the risk of distraction. Additionally, studies reveal that young drivers and their brains are at a crucial development stage.
In particular, the part of the brain that controls decision making is not yet fully developed. Young drivers are more likely to disregard using a seatbelt which can be the difference between life and death in an accident.
In general, young drivers, and particularly men, are more likely to speed because they:
- Are less able to assess risk
- Like to test boundaries
- Overestimate their ability to react
- Seek thrilling rewards
- Are easily pressured by their peers
- Lack driving experience
For these reasons and more, parents should talk to their children about speeding early and often. Having discussions about driver safety and setting ground rules is vital to decreasing the number of Californians who are fatally injured in speeding accidents.
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