In addition to alcohol and drugs, speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. In 2006, speeding-related crashes (where the driver is charged with a speed-related offense or law enforcement officer indicates that exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing was a contributing factor) accounted for 31% of all fatal crashes with a staggering figure of 13,543 lives being lost. The economic cost to society of speeding –related crashes is still estimated by NHTSA to be approximately $40.4 billion per year – that’s $76,865 per minute or $1,281 per second.

Source: Traffic Safety Facts NHTSA.GOV

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