Slowing down increases the likelihood of surviving a crash. Researcher Rune Elvik found that a 1% decrease in travel speed reduces injury crashes by about 2%, serious injury crashes by about 3% and fatal crashes by about 4%. Over 12,000 people died in speed-related crashes in 2008. Don't become a statistic.
Speeding reduces fuel efficiency, causing you to buy gas more often. The Department of Energy estimates that, as a rule of thumb, drivers can assume that each 5 mph they drive above 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.
Save the Environment
According to Ford Motor Company, driving a vehicle at 65 mph consumes about 15% more fuel than driving the same vehicle at 55 mph. More fuel consumed means more CO2 released into the atmosphere.
Save Yourself a Ticket
Highway safety agencies and law enforcement are cracking down on speeders. Obey the sign or pay the fine!
Save Your License
A speeding ticket could lead to points on your driving record. Too many points and you could lose your license and your insurance premiums could go up.
Speed limit laws and additional information about the issue are posted online.
View the Governors Highway Safety Association website.