Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Explore our recent posts on:
In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on speeding-related collisions. In our next post, we'll be highlighting the facts on alcohol-involved driving.
Get the Facts: Speeding-Related Collisions
A speeding-related collision is defined as one where a driver is speeding, racing, driving too fast for the conditions, or driving in excess of the posted speed limit. In the United States, over one in four (26.2 percent) fatalities involved speeding, a steady decline from a decade ago. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects, reduces the amount of time a driver has to react to a dangerous situation, and extends safe stopping distances. Analyses presented in the police traffic services program area refer to speeding-related fatal and serious injuries. Read the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Speeding-Related Collisions.