Speed Related Argument Database

Argument: 1/3 of fatal accidents are 'speed related'

True, but NHTSA's definition of "speed related" includes 1) improper lane changes, 2) following to closely, 3) unsafe passing, 4) inattention, 5) reckless driving, 6) high speed chase, 7) erratic speeds, 8) driving too fast for conditions (not necessarily above the limit), and 9) driving less than posted minimums. Only 5% of fatalities are due to excess speed, irrespective of speed limits. (USDOT)

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