Buncombe County made the top 10 list for most speeding tickets issued in the State of North Carolina. According to a recent WLOS ABC News Channel 13 report, more than 11,000 speeding tickets were issued in Buncombe County last year. Wake County made the top of the list with more than 34,000 speeding tickets issued, and Graham County was among the five counties with the lowest number of speeding tickets issued to drivers. More than 500,000 speeding tickets were issued to drivers across the State of North Carolina last year.
Speeding-Related Crashes by The Numbers
In 2016, 27 percent of all traffic fatalities happened in crashes involving at least one speeding driver.
10,111 traffic fatalities occurred in crashes involving speeding in 2016.
The number of speeding-related crash deaths increased by four percent between 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, 32 percent of 15 to 20-year-old male drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding, the highest among the age groups.
In 2016, 37 percent of all speeding drivers in fatal crashes were alcohol-impaired.
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving increase the likelihood of getting into an injury causing or potentially fatal crash. Following too closely, cutting vehicles off and speeding are three common forms of aggressive driving. Engaging in aggressive driving behaviors puts you and other roadway users in danger. In some cases, it may even be dangerous to drive the speed limit. Drivers are reminded to adjust their speed to the conditions of the roadway. Poor weather, low visibility or heavy traffic can impact roadway safety conditions.
Car Accidents Caused by Speeding Drivers in Asheville
It may be tempting to push the speed limit if you’re running late, but saving a minute or two is no reason to put your life or the lives of others at risk. After any kind of car accident involving an aggressive driver, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney about your claim. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a speeding driver in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.