High Speed Collisions:
High Speed Collisions
High-speed collisions played a role in approximately 30% of all fatal crashes in 2004 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In high-speed collisions, a vehicle undergoes such force that its structure cannot possibly protect its passengers from serious injury.
When you speed:
• The distance traveled after seeing an emergency and actually reacting to it increases.
• The distance needed to stop a vehicle is increased.
• The severity of a crash increases as the speed increases.
• An airbag and seatbelt are less effective when speeding is involved.
For the innocent survivors of high-speed car accident, the physical and emotional recovery process can be horribly painful and unbelievably expensive.