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Duluth, GA Car Accident Lawyer | The Dangers of Speeding

speedometer-150148_640A few months ago, I wrote an article on the issues with drunk driving and how a Duluth, GA car accident lawyer can help you with your claim.  Well, alcohol-impaired driving isn’t the only kind of risky driving.  There’s also a more common vice: speeding.

Speeding is tempting to all drivers.  Of course, young and new drivers tend to have more of a problem with it given their inexperience handling a car, but still, I think it’s safe to say about everyone has gone over the speed limit at least once.  In fact, lot of times, when I’m driving on the Interstate, the flow of traffic itself is 5, 10 miles over the speed limit.  So, times like that, it can be hard to gauge whether it’s okay to speed or not.  But, ultimately, speeding raises the risk of an accident, and can be very dangerous to you and other drivers on the road.  When you’re speeding, you have less time to react to the vehicle in front of you.  For example, if a truck in front of you comes to a sudden stop, and you’ve been speeding right behind him, you may not have enough time to brake before hitting it in the rear.  It can cause other problems as well, such as hydroplaning in the rain.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that out of 33,808 traffic fatalities in 2009 in the U.S., 10,591 were speeding-related accidents.  That’s nearly a third of all fatalities that may have been avoidable.

I know it can be difficult to avoid speeding.  Sometimes you’re running late, and sometimes it’s just fun.  But, it isn’t worth the risk of hurting yourself or others on the road.  

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact our Duluth, GA car accident lawyer.  Kim Law LLC is located in the metro Atlanta area for your convenience.  Our Duluth, GA car accident lawyers will be more than happy to assist you with your claim.  

Dealing with insurance companies on your own can be tricky.  At Kim Law LLC, our Duluth, GA car accident lawyer sees car accident claims all the time.  We can help.  Call 770-837-3207 to schedule a free consultation.  If you are looking for immediate assistance, please look through our Duluth, GA personal injury law blog where I post on car accidents and other personal injury law topics.