Most Scranton area residents understand the importance of driving safely. Speeding is one of the top causes of serious car accidents and those who speed are risking their lives and the lives of others on the road. Although most drivers will speed at least a little, there is a point in which speeding will become deadly.
Since more and more Scranton residents have been working at home, the number of drivers on the road has decreased. But speeding is still a major problem on Pennsylvania roads.
Drivers engage in dangerous speeding activity
Since the start of the pandemic, there has been less traffic on Pennsylvania roads. However, according to the Pennsylvania State Police, there has been a tremendous increase in drivers going over 100 mph. It seems that when some drivers see an open road they speed up. Any speeding is dangerous but going at an excessive speed can be deadly.
Drivers who are speeding can cause more dangerous collisions. Not only are drivers traveling faster than they have before, but they are also traveling at speeds that they are not accustomed to driving at. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that speeding results in 10,000 deaths each year.
There are serious consequences for dangerous speeding and some of them can be deadly. If a family is facing a situation in which a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a car accident due to no fault of their own they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury.
An attorney understands that their client is facing the unimaginable trauma of an accident combined with financial implications as well. They can investigate the cause of the accident and help determine who was at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.