Examining Instrumented Roadways for Speed-Related Problems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration categorizes speeding as a risky driving behavior. Consequences of speeding include increases in the stopping distance and crash severity, and decreases in the effectiveness of occupant protection equipment. In 2020 there were 38,824 traffic fatalities. Of those, 11,258 (29%) resulted from crashes in which at least 1 driver was speeding (National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2022).
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