It’s common on Illinois highways to see other drivers fly by with total disregard for the speed limit. As we continue on our way, we often see that car pulled over by a police officer who will give the driver a citation for speeding. Police have been recently cracking down on these speedy offenders. By issuing a citation to these drivers, police officers are preventing Rockford speeding accidents.
These drivers can be extremely dangerous. Speeding drivers is one of the most common causes for Illinois car crashes. Speeding is also one of the most common factors in fatal traffic crashes. Taking your time and being respectful of the speed limit can result in many lives saved. Illinois speeding driver accidents are responsible for some very alarming statistics, such as the following:
- Fatalities. Speeding accidents account for one out of every three accidents. There are over 13,000 lives lost every year on a national level.
- Economics. The economics behind traffic accidents is a rarely considered issue. The annual cost of speed-related accidents is over 40 million dollars in the United States. Calculated out, that comes to 76 thousand dollars for every minute saved.
- Young drivers. Young male drivers are most likely to be involved in a speeding accident. Approximately forty percent of male drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 who were involved in a fatal accident were speeding at the time of the crash.
Speeding is never worth the extra time it saves. If a speeding driver has struck you you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an Illinois car wreck attorney at Hupy and Abraham to receive a free case evaluation. Call them today at 815-962-2800 (local) or 866-532-4800 (toll-free) and ask how to receive your free copy of The Ultimate Guide For Automobile Accident Victims. The Hupy and Abraham law firm maintains seven offices across Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. One call to us and we can direct you to an experienced attorney at your closest office.