Essay On Dangers Of Speeding

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Speeding is the act or practice of exceeding the speed limit. Speeding is very dangerous. It is not only dangerous for us, but for those around us. Injury Facts, 2012 Edition tells us that thirty-two percent of motor vehicle fatalities involve speeding. That is such a large percentage that can easily be decreased if everyone, including myself, would stop speeding. The major dangers of speeding include the environmental aspect, driving too fast for road conditions, and speeding kills. Driving responsibly is our duty as citizens. We must be defensive in our driving habits. Defensive driving is driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. Also, defensive driving is the responsibility of everyone who operates a vehicle in our roadway community. The DDC 4 course guide states, "As drivers, …show more content…

As stated before the DDC 4 course guide says, "Thirty-two percent of motor vehicle fatalities involve speeding (DDC4, p. 25). Driving any amount over the posted speed limit is very dangerous, because exceeding the limit gives the driver little reaction time to respond to dangerous situations. Knowing and being aware of the posted speed limit is key to safe driving. But, you do not always have to go the exact posted speed limit. At times, there are conditions that propose slower speeds. Assessing the conditions around you help to keep yourself as well as others around you safe. Speeding always increases the number of fatalities in collisions. Things to do to avoid fatality include: use time management, monitor your speeding, be careful and stay alert, and slow down according to the situations around you. Driving too fast for conditions usually contribute to traffic violations. Knowing that speeding is most often in correlation to fatalities is a huge eye-opener. Therefore, overall avoiding speeding and driving too fast reduces the chances for a fatality to

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