Car Accident Prevention: many drivers believe speed is a problem on our roads
Speed related car accidents cause the death of 10,000 people every year. They represent one third of all traffic accident related fatalities. In its recent report “National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behavior“, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) looks at the attitude of drivers toward speed. Most drivers recognize that speed is a danger and that speed limits should be respected however many also admit to driving over the speed limit and enjoying the feeling of driving fast. Men admit to speed more frequently than women. Young drivers aged 16 to 20 admit to speeding more frequently than any other age group.