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Car Accident in RI | Driving at Unsafe Speeds | Speeding and Auto Accidents

This Car Accident Article concerning Auto Accidents and Speeding  was reviewed and approved by Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer, David Slepkow, 401-437-1100 . Article authored by James Witherspoon.

There are several reasons a person may break the speed limit. However, unless they are behind the wheel of an emergency vehicle or police car, there are no legal excuses for unsafe speeds. For certain situations, some may contend that there are still legitimate, if not legal, reasons to rush through traffic as quickly as possible. Realistically, many of these situations are not necessarily going to change, whether or not a driver speeds or not.

Many people may believe that, in a medical emergency, the best course of action is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible. However, if it is at all possible, calling a hospital through an emergency number is definitely preferred. Considering that other drivers on the road do not know the intentions of someone running through red lights or barreling above the speed limit, the result of speeding because of an emergency can actually end in an accident within itself. Instead, allowing emergency workers to do their job is a much safer, secure way to receive treatment as early as possible.

Another widely cited reason for speeding is due to an emergency at home such as a fire or other natural disaster. In these cases, the chances that anything less than a fire engine or a disaster crew contributing to a solution and not creating a problem itself are slim to nil. Instead, a driver should maintain proper speeds and traffic protocol while driving home, but alert authorities as quickly as possible.

Considering that speeding increases the time that it takes in order to come to a complete stop, drivers need to follow posted limits if they want to avoid potential accidents from unexpected behaviors. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contact a car accident attorney.

For more information regarding your legal options in case of an accident, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C. today.

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