Stop Sign - Speeding

Speeding. Everyone does it. It’s so commonplace that law enforcement will often ignore drivers who are going 5 to 10 mph over the limit. However, speeding is also a safety hazard, and what’s more, it doesn’t even save time. How so? Some simple math can break it down for you.

According to stats found on the AAA Exchange website, drivers only save a few minutes by going 10 to 20 mph over the limit. Let’s say you’re going on a 30-mile trip. If you’re traveling at 55 mph, the trip will take just over 32 minutes. At 65 mph, that drops to 27 minutes, or 5 minutes saved. By going 75 mph, you will reach your destination in 24 minutes, which is only 3 minutes less than the 65 mph speed. And that’s just if you keep a constant speed without ever braking or slowing down!

Some additional statistics break down how much speeding just isn’t worth it. For example, did you know that in fatal crashes, speeding is a factor 33% of the time? Plus, when you factor in the possible costs involved, like tickets and raised insurance rates, is it really worth it when speeding doesn’t save that much time? Whatever you choose to do, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved.

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