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Speed Can Dramatically Affect the Outcome of a Car Accident

Last December, a devastating car accident left three injured and a young man dead in Monroe County. There was very little physical evidence to indicate what caused the accident. But recently, analysis of vehicle data painted a clear picture. Georgia State Patrol analyzed data from the car’s air bag control module. This component monitors several sensors in the vehicle, including vehicle speed. The police now know that two seconds before the crash, the 18-year-old driver was traveling at 114mph. The vehicle then struck an embankment, a telephone pole and vaulted 125 feet into the air before reaching its final stop against a tree. How a Little Speed Can Make an Accident a Whole Lot Worse Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related car accidents is in the realm of…
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