Few drivers view speeding as an immediate risk to their personal safety, but speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves on highways or objects in the roadway. Speed extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle and increases the distance a vehicle travels when a driver reacts to danger.
- Speed - exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions - is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes.
- The chance of death or serious injury double for every 10 mph over 50 mph a vehicle travels.
- The total stopping distance for a vehicle traveling 60 mph is longer than a football field (100 yards); at 75 mph it takes 1 ½ football fields (150 yards).
- Fines for speeding are doubled for exceeding the posted speed limit in construction zones and in school crossing zones.
Legal Consequences of Speeding
The law for speed limit violations and fines can be found under section 60-682.01.
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