Driving Fast and Consequences

Fast Driving is commonly associated with the young and adventurous. But driving fast is extremely dangerous, and can cost you money for a ticket, at best, and your life, at worst.

Driving fast can be tempting. You can reach your destination in a shorter amount of time, and enjoy the breeze in your hair as you fly down the road. But before you start to hit the accelerator, there are a number of things you should think about.

Speed is dangerous for a number of reasons. When vehicles travel at high speeds, the distance traveled in the same amount of time increases, decreasing the driver’s ability to detect an emergency and react in time. The minimum distance needed to safely stop a vehicle is also decreased, leading to a higher likelihood of accidents. The consequences can be extremely expensive, painful, and even fatal. Our lives are more important than reaching a destination faster, or saving some time. Fast driving should never be encouraged.

When driving fast, not only are you endangering your own life, you are also endangering the lives of others. Passengers, other drivers on the road, and pedestrians are all at an increased risk of accidents if you drive fast and carelessly.

Beyond the risk of car crashes themselves, increasing your speed also increases your car expenditures. There are high chances you will, at the very least, be required to pay for your irresponsible decisions. The fines levied on speeding can be a major drain on your pocket, and can even lead to you having your license suspended or taken away entirely. For every speeding ticket you receive, points will also be added to your license, increasing the amount you pay for insurance. In fact, one four-point ticket has the capacity to increase your monthly car insurance premium by at least 50% over the next five years.

At the end of the day, driving fast is just not worth it. So slow down on the road, save money, and commit to protecting your life and the lives of others.