Pedestrian Fatality Rates Increase with Speed, So Don’t! | The Car Crash Detective
September 7, 2015 Mike
There are certain things just about “everyone” does when driving that makes driving less safe for just about everyone. Speeding is one of those things. It makes near-misses turn into collisions, it turns mild collisions into severe collisions, and it turns severe collisions into fatal ones.
I’ve written about dozens of collisions that could potentially have been survivable, had one or both drivers involved not been speeding. I’ve also written extensively about car technologies that are helping people survive collisions that would have been universally fatal just a decade or two ago on our roads, such as side impact intrusion resistance in cars, SUVs, minivans, and small vehicles. This is a topic that deserves as much attention as we can give it as a society.