Speeding might seem like the easiest way to get somewhere, but it comes at a high cost. Especially if you already have a problematic driving record, or if you're involved in a car accident that also comes with speeding tickets or moving violations, the consequences can be serious.
The law enforcement officers across the state of Nevada are cracking down on speeding. They are now participating in what is known as the Joining Forces Program that works to keep roads safer by watching out for drivers who appear to be exceeding the speed limits. The Joining Forces enforcement specifically targets drivers between March 2nd and March 18th, 2018.
Speeds can turn a near miss incident into a crash or even into a fatal incident. The Nevada Highway Patrol has been monitoring excessive speed accidents for some time, identifying that these preventable wrecks are causing a significant cost for the local economy. Even going one mile over the speed limit constitutes a violation of the law and could lead to someone being stopped.
Speeding endangers the lives of everyone on the road, according to research completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2015, excessive speeding was tied to more than 9,500 accidents. Speed limits are in place to protect drivers and everyone on the road, but speed can also affect safety when someone may be driving the speed limit but going too fast for road conditions such as rain or fog.
Arriving at a destination safely is much easier when the speed limit is monitored closely by the driver and when it is adjusted based on adverse traffic or weather conditions. Excessive speed accidents could lead to someone being named as liable for the injuries that result. A significant accident could also cause fatalities or a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the surviving family members in Nevada. An experienced personal injury lawyer may be the only person who can help the family recover from such an incident and help a victim who has extensive costs and years of rehabilitation.