Although traffic on the roadways has altered the past few months, the reality is that you still share the road with other motorist. Whether the road is packed due to rush hour traffic or you are traveling on a road that seems wide open for miles, you could encounter a negligent driver at any point. Because many motorists have somewhere to be within a certain timeframe, many drivers feel rushed and compelled to speed. A vehicle rushing by you does not just mean a speeding violation. It could mean a high-speed collision resulting in significant harm to you.
Growing concern for speeding drivers
The State of South Carolina, along with four other states in the region, created an initiative to address the growing concern of speeding motorists on the roadways. They deemed it Operation Southern Shield, and this initiative will last several weeks and focus it efforts towards the reduction of speeds on the highway.
This summer marks the fourth summer that these states have collaborated to tackle speeding during the summer months by not only reducing the act of speeding on the roads but also deaths and injuries on the roadways as a result of speeding.
Number of motorists does not impact rate of fatal crashes
While this summer has shown a sharp decrease in the number of individuals traveling on the roads in this region, this drop has not triggered a corresponding drop in the number of traffic fatalities occurring. In fact, it is believed that the current situation in the nation has led to an increase in speeding in these and other states across the U.S.
Their belief is that the reduction of vehicles on the roadways increases the likelihood that a motorist will speed. This has given rise to further efforts to reduce not only speeding but also distracted driving and drunk driving as well.
As a victim of a motor vehicle crash, you ay be unsure of what you can or should do. Your focus is on the pain you are suffering and the damages you are let to deal with, which makes it difficult to think about anything else. Thus, it is important that you take the time to fully understand your situation. This means consider the cause of the crash and who could be held responsible. In these matters, a personal injury action could help hold a speeding or negligent motorist liable while also helping you recover compensation for the losses suffered.