In the city of San Luis Obispo, speeding can cause an auto accident, even if the offending driver was not operating their vehicle in a reckless manner. It is estimated that nearly one-third of every accident that happens is the result of speeding.
When a car is traveling at high speeds, it takes longer for the vehicle to come to a rest. It also gives the driver less time to react. As a result, it is said that car accidents attributed to speed can cause worse injuries than accidents caused by excessive speed. More than 90 percent of drivers who are legally licensed to operate a vehicle admit to speeding at some point in their driving careers. Three-quarters of all drivers say that they speed regularly.
Experts say that the three-second rule can help to stop accidents due to speeding, no matter how fast drivers are traveling. The three-second rule works like this:
- As you are driving, pick out a sign or a pole at the side of the road.
- As the car in front of you passes that sign or pole, count three seconds.
- Your vehicle should not reach that sign or pole before you count to three.
- If your vehicle reaches the marker, you need to slow down.
Any person who has been injured in a car accident caused by speeding may be the victim of another driver’s negligence. An experienced attorney can assist a victim in determining what type of compensation they are entitled to by law in the State of California.