Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Many drivers juggling a busy schedule trying to fit everything into a weekday (i.e. working, cooking dinner, and helping kids with homework) but that is no excuse to speed. Some people foolishly try to make up for that lost time by speeding on the bridge. This is a very dangerous practice for those drivers and every vehicle around them.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 9,478 speeding-related deaths in 2019. Also that year, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities.

According to AAA, studies show that staying within speed limits does not add to your travel time. In fact, most Commuters observe the vehicles speeding on the Causeway Bridge can usually be seen at the same red light exiting the bridge or stopped and being greeted by the flashing light of one of our police vehicles.

Speeding also reduces a driver’s ability to steer, reduces the amount of time a driver has to react to a dangerous situation and extends safe stopping distances. Speeders need to ask themselves if saving less than a minute of time is worth risking their life and the lives of others around them.