Archives for: January 22nd, 2014

Speeding caused the car accident that killed Fast and Furiousstar Paul Walker on November 30, 2013. Apparently, the car in which he was a passenger was traveling at twice the posted 45 miles per hour speed limit. People everywhere were shocked, but given the grim statistics on speeding deaths in the United States, they should not have been.

  • 2012 U.S. Census data shows that there were over 33,000 automobile fatalities due to speeding across the United States.
  • Even the eternal gridlock of New York City does not prevent speeding from being fatal there,

Traffic engineers recently discovered that in the greater Chicago area, almost no one actually adheres to posted speed limits. In fact, they reported that in the first minute of their tests, “10 of 14 vehicles exceeded 70 mph. One reached 91 mph — all in a zone where the posted speed limit is 55 mph.”

It’s not hard to imagine that this is also the case in most parts of the United States. Most of us live by the “10 Mile” rule: we think it’s OK to drive about 10 miles over the [...]

If you have been issued a citation by the Greensboro police and you are like most people, you will probably just pay the traffic ticket and move on. However, that is not always the best thing to do. When you pay a citation, the courts consider that an admission of guilt, and that guilt can cost you more than just the citation fee since it will result in points against your record and cause your insurance rates to increase. Before paying off a citation so that you can just be done with it, [...]