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Is driving slowly always safer?

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2022 | Personal injury | 0 comments

You know that speed is often blamed for serious accidents. Not only can speeding cause crashes, but those involved in a crash at high speeds are more likely to pass away from their injuries. This is why speed is often a factor in fatal crash statistics.

Clearly, you want to keep yourself out of these statistics. You may determine that the best way to do it is just to drive slower. Will this help or not?

It may actually be more dangerous

You are onto something in the sense that crashing at a lower speed will reduce your injuries and make it less likely that the crash will be fatal. Driving slower also gives you more time to react to issues that may arise on the road around you.

However, please keep in mind that some experts actually say that driving slower is more dangerous and more likely to cause a crash. The problem is that the difference in speed between Vehicles often leads to accidents. Traffic around you is trying to move at 55 miles an hour and you think you’re being safe by driving 40 miles an hour, but you’re actually causing a lot of unneeded congestion. This increases the risks that you’ll be rear-ended, and it also means that drivers around you may have to switch lanes quickly. That also increases the odds of a crash.

Even driving perfectly with the flow of traffic can’t protect you from all of the mistakes that other drivers make. If you get injured in an accident someone else causes, be sure you know how to seek financial compensation.