The current  statistical Car Traffic Crash Facts of Virginia’s Department of Motor Car (“DMV”) highlights the increasing involvement of speeding in fatal vehicle accidents. Despite overall vehicle crash fatalities decreasing last year, speed-related deaths increased almost 10% in 2013, with almost 50% of all deadly crashes in Virginia being speed-related.
Speeding, not driving environment, is the clear culprit. Almost 60% of speed-related fatalities occurred in broad daylight; almost 75% occurred during good weather.
Most 2013 speed-related deaths in Virginia occurred on Interstates and highways in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. The 2013 New Year holidays in Virginia were marked by a disproportionate number of speed-related fatalities.
Drive carefully this New Year. Yet if you are victim of an offending driver, for over 3 decades Mr. Waterman has handled vehicle accidents, as well as other wrongful deaths, brain injuries, and other personal injuries.
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