The number of injuries and fatalities in Florida caused by speeding drivers has gone up by a considerable margin. Speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic deaths recorded in 2020. The total number of people killed in car accidents was 11,258. This number represents an increase of 17% from figures recorded in 2019.
You can be charged with speeding offenses
Motor vehicle accidents are usually considered to be directly related to speeding under certain circumstances. These include if the driver is subsequently charged with an offense such as racing or driving too fast for road safety conditions. A driver can also be charged if going over the posted speed limit was found to be a factor in the crash they were involved in.
Arrests for speeding have increased under new laws. Drivers can be stopped by the police for “driving too fast for conditions.” You may still be driving at the officially posted speeding limit. However, you may be doing so on roads that have been compromised by snow and ice.
If the road is wet or otherwise subject to unsafe conditions, the speed limit will naturally be much lower. Drivers who aren’t taking this into consideration are considered to be engaging in unsafe behavior. As a result, you can be cited.
Speeding is a recognized cause of fatalities
States across the country are cracking down on speeding due to the major increase in fatalities recorded last year. You are required by law to keep your eyes on the road at all times in order to avoid accidents.
At the same time, you are also expected to obey posted speed limits. Drivers who routinely fail to do so can be cited and subjected to penalties for posing a hazard to others on the road.