Car accidents cause many people to suffer serious injuries, and one of the main reasons accidents happen is because drivers speed. Speeding means driving over the speed limit or going dangerously fast for the road conditions.
When drivers go faster than they should, they have less time to react if something unexpected happens on the road. This makes it more likely for them to crash into other cars, pedestrians or objects. Speeding also makes it harder for drivers to control their vehicles, making it difficult to stop or steer safely. Drivers should realize that speed-related accidents can result in a wide range of injuries.
Head and brain injuries
During car accidents, the head and brain can get hurt badly. When a speeding car crashes into something, the sudden stop can make the head hit the windshield or dashboard. This can cause concussions, traumatic brain injuries or even skull fractures. These injuries can affect how well a person can think and do things, and they can last a long time.
According to estimates, more than 308,000 people suffered injuries in speeding accidents during 2020, accounting for 13% of all traffic crash injuries.
Neck injuries and broken bones
Whiplash happens when the head gets jerked back and forth very hard. This can hurt the neck and upper spine. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. In a speeding accident, bones can also break or fracture. The most common bones that get hurt are the ribs, arms, legs and pelvis. Broken bones can cause a lot of pain and sometimes require surgery and physical therapy.
Every driver should understand the dangers of going too fast and make safety a priority by following speed limits and driving responsibly.